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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)

1977Woody Allen's film "Annie Hall" premieres

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

1976George Harrison sings lumberjack song with Monty Python

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2002MLB Outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (62) weds Nancy Benson

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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