What Happened on April 20, 1908

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 12th Boston Marathon won by Tom Morrissey of NY in 2:25:43.2
  • Opening day of competition of the New South Wales Rugby League.

Famous Birthdays

  • Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/vibraphone improviser (Depths Below)
  • Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Hertogenbosch

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, dies at 85