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April 20th Trivia

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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 - Foolish

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 Car race

2010 - The Deepwater Horizon, run by British Petroleum (BP) drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers.

2013 - #1 Hit April 20, 2013 - April 26, 2013: Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man

April 20th
Celebrity Birthdays

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.
-Dr. Who
What luck for rulers that men do not think. 
- Adoph Hitler


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