Historical Events on April 20 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 213 of 213

  • 2004 In Iraq, 12 mortars are fired on Abu Ghraib Prison by insurgents, killing 22 detainees and wounding 92.
  • 2007 Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.
  • 2008 Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
  • 2008 54th British Academy Television Awards: "Fonejacker" Best Comedy, "The Street" best Drama
  • 2009 113th Boston Marathon: Deriba Merga of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:08:42 and Salina Kosgei of Kenya 1st woman in 2:32:16
  • 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 and causes rig to sink, initiating a massive oil discharge in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 2012 Plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people
  • 2012 40 people are killed and 27 injured after a tractor trailer collided with a bus in Alamo, Mexico
  • 2013 193 people are killed and 11,826 are injured after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes Lushan County, China
  • 2013 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado
  • 2013 Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy
  • 2015 2015 Pulitzer Prize: Anthony Doerr's novel All the Light We Cannot See & Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History
  • 2015 119th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia 1st man in 2:09:17 and Caroline Rotich of Kenya 1st woman in 2:24:55