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On This Day in History - 20th April

Birthdays

1889Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Germany
1893Joan Miro, Spanish artist
1893Harold Lloyd, American silent film star
1938Peter Snow, Television reporter
1939Ray Brooks, English television actor
1941Ryan O'Neal, American film actor
1949Jessica Lange American film actress
1961Nicholas Lyndhurst, Television actor

Events

1770British explorer Captain Cook reached New South Wales, Australia
1912The Irish author of the novel 'Dracula', Bram Stoker, died
1929The first Italian parliament made up completely from Mussolinis Fascists opened
1949The first ever Badminton Horse Trials were held
1961There was a revolt in the South African country of Angola
1969Pierre Trudeau became the Prime Minister of Canada
1980Many people were injured & arrested in Lewisham, as NF & Anti-Nazi League members clashed
1989It was announced that an asteroid had 'narrowly' missed the Earth
1993The UN recommended the creation of 'safe havens' in Bosnia