Thursday, April 20, 2017
History for April 20 - On-This-Day.com:
Phillip Pinel 1745, Daniel Chester French 1850 - Sculptor, created Minute Man statue in Concord, MA, Abraham Lincoln seated in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, Adolf Hitler 1889 - German leader during World War II
Lionel Hampton 1908 - Singer, songwriter, jazz musician, bandleader, Phil Hill 1927 - Auto racer, Ryan O'Neal 1941 - Actor ("Love Story", "Peyton Place")
1653 - In England, Oliver Cromwell expelled the Long Parliament for trying to pass the Perpetuation Bill that would have kept Parliament in the hands of only a few members.
1769 - Ottawa Chief Pontiac was murdered by an Illinois Indian in Cahokia.
1832 - Hot Springs National Park was established by an act of the U.S. Congress. It was the first national park in the U.S.
1902 - Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.
1961 - FM stereo broadcasting was approved by the FCC.
1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools.
1988 - The U.S. Air Forces' Stealth (B-2 bomber) was officially unveiled.