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This Day in History: April 20

April 20: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1534 - Jacques Cartier begins the voyage during which he discovers Canada and Labrador.
  2. 1836 - U.S. Congress passes an act creating the Wisconsin Territory.
  3. 1926 - Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.
  4. 1946 - The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
  5. 1972 - Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Charles Plumier (French botanist), Daniel Chester French (American sculptor, designed the Lincoln statue), George Stibitz (American computer scientist), Kai Siegbahn (Swedish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate), K. Alex Müller (Swiss physicist, Nobel Prize laureate)

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