What Happened on April 20, 1914

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 18th Boston Marathon won by James Duffy of Canada in 2:25:01.2
  • 33 killed by soldiers during mine strike in Ludlow, Colo
  • US President W Wilson, having dispatched more naval ships to Mexico, asks a joint session of Congress to approve armed force if necessary; Congress approves

Famous Birthdays

  • Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians, Cinderella), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Poet and critic Ezra Pound (28) weds Dorothy Shakespear