April 20, 2010 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes, killing 11 and causing the rig to sink, causing a massive oil discharge into the Gulf of Mexico and an environmental diaster

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), dies at 98

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height