Friday, April 20, 2012

This Day in History: April 20

-U.S. Congress passes an act establishing the Wisconsin territory, 1836

-The Civil Rights Act of 1871 becomes law 

-Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride, 1902

-Tito Puente, American musician, is born, 1923 (d. 2000)

-Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song "Strange Fruit," 1939

-Apollo 16 lands on the moon, 1972

-Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, CO, 1999

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