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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

1759George Frederic Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

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

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

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)

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

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

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open

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

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)

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

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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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