What are the important events that happened on April 20? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
April 20: Facts & Myths About This Day
April 20 is the 110th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 255 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 7, 2019 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 432,144 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecagon’ day.
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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 280 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,311 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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April 20 Historical Events
American Revolutionary War: the Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
The Civil Rights Act of 1871 becomes law.
Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
19 men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miner’s strike.
The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.
Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon.
Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by the Soviet Union.
The ATF raids The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
The Deepwater Horizon oil well explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last five months.
Who were born on April 20?
William Bedloe, English informer (d. 1680)
George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress
Harry Agganis, Greek-American baseball and football player (d. 1955)
Johnny Tillotson, American singer and songwriter
Peter S. Beagle, American author
Jessica Lange, American actress
Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician
Aldo Bobadilla, Paraguayan football player
Johnny “The Bull” Stamboli, professional wrestler
Who died on April 20?
Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)
Christoph Demantius, German composer (b. 1567)
Pontiac, Chief of the Ottawa (b. 1720)
Bram Stoker, Irish author (b. 1847)
Erwin Bumke, German jurist (b. 1874)
Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
Sepp Herberger, German football coach (b. 1897)
Archibald MacLeish, American poet and Librarian of Congress (b. 1892)
Steve Marriott, British singer and songwriter (The Small Faces) (Humble Pie) (b. 1947)
Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (b. 1908)
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