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It happened on a… April 20

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It happened on a… April 20
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Former police officer Derek Chauvin convicted of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes, killing 11 and causing the rig to sink, causing a massive oil discharge into the Gulf of Mexico and an environmental disaster.


Danica Patrick driving for Andretti Green Racing wins the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi; first female driver in history to win an IndyCar Series race.


Expo ’92 opens in Seville Spain.


Cuban President Fidel Castro announces he is opening the Mariel Port for Cubans to leave, about 125,00 leave in next 5-6 months


Paul McCartney & Wings release single “Band on the Run” in the US.


Pierre Elliott Trudeau sworn in at Rideau Hall as Canada’s 15th Prime Minister, succeeding Lester Pearson.


Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.


First mobile home (horse drawn) was used in a journey from London to Cyprus.


In Philadelphia, PA, Edgar Allen Poe’s first detective story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” was published in Graham’s Magazine.


First known performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth at the Globe Theatre, London.


Jacques Cartier, a French explorer, set sail from St. Malo to explore the North American coastline during which he discovers Canada and Labrador.

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