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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

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

1809Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

1977Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres

1997Mark McGwire is 4th to HR on Detroit Tiger left field roof (others are Frank Howard, Harmon Killibrew, & Cecil Fielder)

1862The first pasteurization test completed by Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard.

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

1992Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

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

April 20th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 20th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 20th

2002MLB player Mark McGwire (38) weds Stephanie Slemer (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

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

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