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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

1976George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

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

1918Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.

1983President Reagan signs a $165B bail out for Social Security

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

1759George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 20th

1889Adolf Hitler, Braunau, Austria, Austrian-born German dictator and Führer of Nazi Germany (1936-45)

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 Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

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

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Notable Deaths on April 20th

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

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

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