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20 April

1314 – Rome /Avignon – Pope Clement V died. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_V

1535 – Sweden – Sun dog observed in Stockholm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_dog#V.C3.A4dersolstavlan

1653 – England – Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump Parliament. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/evolutionofparliament/parliamentaryauthority/civilwar/overview/rump-dissolved/

1657 – Spain – Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Anglo-Spanish War). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Santa_Cruz_de_Tenerife_(1657)

1752 – Burma – Konbaung- Hanthawaddy War began (Burmese Civil War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konbaung%E2%80%93Hanthawaddy_War

1770 – Georgia – Battle of Aspindza. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Aspindza


1792 – France – French Revolutionary War began. https://youtu.be/FLY7WABdnXw  WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolutionary_Wars

1809 – Germany – Battle of Abensberg (War of the Fifth Coalition).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Abensberg

1864 – USA – Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina ended (American Civil War). http://ncpedia.org/plymouth-battle

1871 – USA – Civil Rights Act became law. http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/civil-rights-act-of-1871/

1876 – Bulgaria – April Uprising began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Uprising

1903 – Russian Empire – First Kishinev Pogrom ended. https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/loc/kishinev.html

1914 – USA – Ludlow Massacre, Colorado, 19 killed. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/primary-resources/rockefellers-ludlow/

1920 – Belgium – VII Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Antwerp. http://www.olympic.org/antwerp-1920-summer-olympics

1942 – Burma – Battle of Pyinmana ended (Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign – WWII).

1942 – Burma – Battle of Hopong-Taunggyi began (Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign – WWII).

1942 – Burma – Battle of Loikaw (Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign – WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yunnan-Burma_Road

1945 – Germany – US troops captured Leipzig (WWII).

1945 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Sweetwater, Tx, 25 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450420-2

1945 – Germany – Deutsche Lufthansa plane shot down at Glienig/Steinreich, 18 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450420-5

1953 – USA – Western Air Lines Flight 636 crashed at San Francisco Bay, CA, 8 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530420-0

1954 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Burbank Airport, CA, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540420-0

1963 – Brazil – Summer IV Pan American Games began.

1964 – UK – Fire at Battersea Power Station.

1964 – UK – BBC2 launched. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/bbc2/article.shtml

1967 – Cyprus – A Globe Air airplane crashed near Nicosia Airport, 126 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19670420-1

1968 – Namibia – South African Airways Flight 228 crashed at Strijdom International Airport, Windhoek, 123 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19680420-0

1978 – USSR – Korean Air Lines Flight 902, shot down by Soviet fighter plane at Korpijärvi Lake, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19780420-1

1998 – Colombia – Air France Flight 422 crashed near Bogotá-Eldorado Airport, 53 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19980420-0

1999 – USA – Columbine High School, Colorado, massacre, 15 killed. http://www.history.com/topics/columbine-high-school-shootings

2001 – Bangladesh/India – Bangladesh-India Border Clashes ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_Bangladesh%E2%80%93India_border_clashes

2006 – Russia – Earthquake measuring 7.6Mw, epicentre in Koryak Okrug. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koryak_Okrug

2007 – USA – Johnson Space Centre Shooting, Houston, Texas, 2 killed. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/18233965/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/gunman-kills-hostage-self-nasa-center/

2008 – Japan – Danica Patrick became first woman to win an Indy car race. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/04/20/danica-patrick-becomes-fi_n_97629.html

2010 – Gulf of Mexico – Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, 11 killed. https://youtu.be/hvP0BvSS5F4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/gulf-of-mexico-restoration/deepwater-horizon-accident-and-response.html

2012 – Romania – Romanian Protest, Phase 1 ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Romanian_protests

2012 – Pakistan – Bhoja Airlines Flight 213 crashed near Islamabad-Benazir International Airport, 127 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20120420-0

2013 – China – Earthquake measuring 6.6Mw, epicentre in Lushan County, Ya’an, 150 killed. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/04/21/world/asia/china-sichuan-earthquake/   http://www.unicef.org/appeals/files/UNICEF_China_Lushan_Earthquake_SitRep.pdf

2015 – Somalia – Garowe attack, 10 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-32377965

York

1620 – Robert Hall was executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf

1768 – Ancient Society of York Florists founded. http://www.ancientsocietyofyorkflorists.co.uk/History.htm

1808 – Thomas Wilbe, William Barber, James Winterbotham and Edward Strahan were executed at gallows behind Castle Walls.

http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf