Important GK Dates

Know what happened on 20th April


Importance of 20th April in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 20th April special in the world history.

1993
Cern, creators of the World Wide Web, announced that it could be used for free by anyone.
Switzerland
1949
The Badminton Horse Trials were held for the first time
Great Britain
1918
The Red Baron (Manfred von Richthofen) shot down his last two victims (the 79th and 80th).
Germany
1912
Death of Bram Stoker, Irish writer
Ireland
1908
Birth of Lionel Hampton, American musician (Note: this date is given by most sources, but Encyclopaedia Britannica lists it as 12th Apr 1913).
United States
1851
Birth of Tom Morris, the younger, golfer and four times winner of The Open.
Great Britain
1818
The celebrated case of Ashford v Thornton ended when Ashford withdrew having declined to submit to trial by battle, a statute that had never been repealed.
Great Britain
1808
Birth of Napoleon III, French Emperor .
France
1770
Captain Cook discovers the East coast of Australia, his log recorded 19th April but correcting for the international date line the calender date is the 20th.
Great Britain
1653
Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament
Great Britain
1534
Jacques Cartier set sail on the voyage that would lead to the official discovery of Canada and Labrador.
France
1314
Death of Pope Clement V
France
0702
Birth of Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar.
Saudi Arabia
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