On This Day

Historical Events on April 20 (Part 2)

  • 2013 5 snowboarders are killed by an avalanche in Loveland Pass, Colorado
  • 2013 Giorgio Napolitano is re-elected President of Italy
  • 2015 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Anthony Doerr's for his novel "All the Light We Cannot See" and to Elizabeth Kolbert for "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"
  • 2015 119th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia wins men's race in 2:09:17; Caroline Rotich of Kenya women's champion in 2:24:55
  • 2017 Terrorist attack on police van on Champs Élysées, Paris 1 police officer killed, 2 injured

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2018 Mexican court bars sales of controversial Frida Kahlo Barbie doll

Painter Frida Kahlo
Painter
Frida Kahlo
  • 2018 Arsène Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager

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2018 Commonwealth countries decide Prince Charles will succeed Queen Elizabeth as the next head of the Commonwealth

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 2018 Actress Allison Mack arrested on charges of sex trafficking in relation to sex cult NXIVM in New York
  • 2020 Three US states, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina the 1st to announce end to some coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions
  • 2020 Price of US oil turns negative for the 1st time in history - West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark for US oil, falls as low as minus $37.63 a barrel as worldwide demand falls
  • 2020 The last three cruise ships still afloat around the world dock finally dock at the ports of Marseille, Barcelona and Los Angeles