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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

1971Barbra Streisand records "We've Only Just Begun"

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

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

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

1992Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

1997Nick Price wins golf MCI Classic

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

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

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)

April 20th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 20th

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

2002MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

April 20th Weddings
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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

April 20th Deaths
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