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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

1939Ted Williams' 1st hit (off of Yankee Red Ruffing) a double

1977"Annie Hall", starring Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, is released

1976George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

1992Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

1904George Bernard Shaw's "Candida" premieres in London

1968Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister

1736French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins his expedition to Lapland to measure a degree of latitude and prove the shape of the earth, he is joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Claude Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

18961st public film showing in US John Philip Sousa's "El Capitan" premieres in NYC

1990Pete Rose pleads guilty to hiding $300,000 in income

1977Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres

April 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 20th

1972Carmen Electra [Tara Leigh Patrick], Sharonville, Ohio, American model and actress (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans)

1940George Takei, Los Angeles California, actor (Sulu-Star Trek, Green Berets)

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Notable Weddings on April 20th

1914Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear

2002MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

April 20th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 20th

1912Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

2010Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist, dies at 98

April 20th Deaths
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