On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Big Show ends 2 year run on NBC radio
  • Phillies manager Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter, his 3- run homer beats NY Giants 3-0
  • Tornadoes kill 219 in Alabama & Mississippi

Famous Birthdays

  • John Paul Stevens, American lawyer, 103rd Supreme Court Justice (1975-2010), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Ronald Speirs, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2007)