April 20th-This Day In History

April 20 is the 110th day of the year. There are 255 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

+ 1789 – George Washington arrives at Grays Ferry, Philadelphia while en route to Manhattan for his inauguration

+ 1861 – American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

+ 1912 – Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in Detroit, and Fenway Park in Boston.

+ 1916 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.

+ 1999 – Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

+ 2007 – Johnson Space Center shooting: William Phillips with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas before killing a male hostage and himself.

+ 2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.

(Births )

+ 1941 – Ryan O'Neal, American actor

+ 1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress

+ 1951 – Luther Vandross, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2005)

+ 1961 – Don Mattingly, American baseball player, coach, and manager

+ 1976 – Joey Lawrence, American actor, game show host, and singer

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