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April 20th In Pop Culture History
1657 - Freedom of religion was granted to the Jews of New
Amsterdam (New York City).
1832 - Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas was established
as a reservation by an act of Congress. Technically, it was
the first United States' National Park.
1841 - The Murders in the Rue Morgue, by Edgar Allen
Poe, was published in Graham's Lady's and Gentleman's Magazine.
It is considered the first detective story.
1871 - The Third Force Act, also known as the Ku Klux Act,
Congress authorized President Ulysses S. Grant to declare
martial law in stopping the Ku Klux Klan.
1862 - The first test of pasteurization was completed by Louis
Pasteur and Claude Bernard. Jars at a meeting of the French
Academy of Sciences.
1912 - Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in Detroit,
Michigan, and Fenway Park in Boston.
1926 - Western Electric and the Warner Brothers film studio
officially introduced Vitaphone, a new process that would
enable the addition of sound to film.
1940 - Invented by Dr. Vladimir Zworykin at the RCA laboratories,
Camden, New Jersey, the first (US) electron misroscope was
demonstrated across the Delaware River, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1964 - The first picturephone transcontinental call was made
between New York City and Anaheim, California.
1974 - #1 Hit April 20, 1974 - May 3, 1974: MFSB and The
Three Degrees - TSOP
1991 - #1 Hit April 20, 1991 - April 26, 1991: Wilson Phillips
- You're In Love
1999 - At Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, students
Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris killed 13 people and wounded
23 more before killing themselves.
2001 - Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and Freddy
Got Fingered were released in theaters.
2002 - #1 Hit April 20, 2002 - June 28, 2002: Ashanti
2004 - Clifford's Really Big Movie debuted in theaters.
2007 - Hot Fuzz, In the Land of Women and Fracture
were released in theaters.
2008 - Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy
2010 - The Deepwater Horizon, run by British Petroleum (BP)
drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven
2013 - #1 Hit April 20, 2013 - April 26, 2013: Bruno Mars
- When I Was Your Man
Now You Know...
|German dictator, Adolf Hitler (1889, d.1945)
Comic, Harold Lloyd (1893, d.1971)
Musician, Emile Christian (1895, d.1973)
Actor, Gregory Ratoff (1897)
Actor, Donald Wolfit (1902)
Actor, Bruce Cabot (1904)
Musician, Lionel Hampton (1908, d.2002)
Actor, Dick Wessel (1913)
Actress, Betty Lou Gerson (1914, d.1999)
Actress, Janine Sutto (1921)
Musician, Tito Puente (1923, d.2000)
Actress, Nina Foch (1924)
Musician, Bob Braun (1929)
Musician, Johnny Tillotson (1938)
Actor, George Takei (1940)
Actor, James Gammon (1940, d.2010)
Actor, Ryan O'Neal (1941)
Actress, Edie Sedgwick (1943)
Actor, Michael Greer (1943)
Musician, Jimmy Winston (1945)
Actor, Michael Brandon (1945)
Actor, Julien Poulin (1946)
Actor, David Leland (1947)
Musician, Craig Frost (1948)
Actor, Gregory Itzin (1948)
Actress, Jessica Lange (1949)
Musician, Michal (1949)
Actress, Veronica Cartwright (1949)
Actor, Geraint Wyn Davies (1951)
Musician, Luther Vandross (1951, d.2005)
Actor, Clint Howard (1959)
Musician, Brett Edward Garsed (1963)
Musician, Kal Swan (1963)
Actor, Crispin Glover (1964)
Actor, Andy Serkis (1964)
TV host, J D Roth (1967)
Actress, Lara Jill Miller (1967)
Musician, Mike Portnoy (1967)
TV personality, Chris Jarvis (1969)
Actor, Shemar Moore (1970)
Musician, Tina Cousins (1971)
Model/Actress, Carmen Electra (1972)
Musician, Stephen Marley (1972)
Actor, Joey Lawrence (1976)
TV host, Terrance J (1983)
Model, Miranda Kerr (1983)
Director, Cameron Duncan (1986, d.2003)
Actor, John Patrick Amedori (1987)
|Anybody remotely interesting
is mad, in some way or another.
|What luck for rulers that men
do not think.
- Adoph Hitler