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Notable Historical Events for April 20th

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

1992Madonna signs $60-million deal with Time Warner

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

1976George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

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

1997Nick Price wins golf MCI Classic

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

1986Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game

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

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)

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 Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

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

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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