April 20 in History
What happened on April 20 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 20 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 20 in history.?>
Two students enter Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado and open fire with multiple firearms, killing 13 students and teachers, wounding 25 and eventually shooting themselves.
U.S. planes bomb Haiphong for first time during the Vietnam War.
The New Orleans Citizens Committee gives free one-way ride to blacks to move North.
Operation Little Switch begins in Korea, the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners of war.
General Douglas MacArthur addresses a joint session of Congress after being relieved by President Harry Truman.
Soviet troops begin their attack on Berlin.
Pierre Laval, the premier of Vichy France, in a radio broadcast, establishes a policy of “true reconciliation with Germany.”
The first electron microscope is demonstrated.
The Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from the Soviets.
The first National League game is played at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park. The park was renamed Cubs Park in 1920 and Wrigley Field, for the Chicago Cubs owner, in 1926.
The first mobile home (horse-drawn) is used in a journey from London to Cyprus.
Robert E. Lee resigns from the U.S. Army.
Edgar Allen Poe’s first detective story is published.
The Territory of Wisconsin is created.
Napoleon Bonaparte defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria.
France declares war on Austria, Prussia, and Sardinia.
British troops begin the siege of Boston.
Captain Cook discovers Australia.
Ottawa Chief Pontiac is murdered by an Indian in Cahokia.
English Admiral Robert Blake fights his last battle when he destroys the Spanish fleet in Santa Cruz Bay.
The Second Lateran Council opens in Rome.