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April 20th - Happy Birthday Gregory Itzin, Jessica Lange, & Andy Serkis


Today is Friday, April 20, the 111th day of 2012. There are 255 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 20, 1912, Boston's Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game while Navin Field (Tiger Stadium) opened in Detroit. (The Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings; the Tigers beat the Cleveland Naps 6-5 in 11 innings.)

On this date:
In 1303, The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII.
In 1453, The last naval battle in Byzantine history occurs, as three Genoese galleys escorting a Byzantine transport fight their way through the huge Ottoman blockade fleet and into the Golden Horn.
In 1526, The last ruler of the Lodi Dynasty, Ibrahim Lodi is defeated and killed by Babur in the First Battle of Panipat.
In 1534, Jacques Cartier begins the voyage during which he discovers Canada and Labrador.
In 1535, The Sun dog phenomenon observed over Stockholm and depicted in the famous painting "Vädersolstavlan".
In 1653, Oliver Cromwell dissolves the Rump Parliament.
In 1657, Admiral Robert Blake destroys a Spanish silver fleet under heavy fire at Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
In 1657, Freedom of religion is granted to the Jews of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
In 1689, The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
In 1770, The Georgian king Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.
In 1775, American Revolutionary War: the Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
In 1792, France declares war against the "King of Hungary and Bohemia", the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.
In 1809, Two Austrian army corps in Bavaria are defeated by a First French Empire army led by Napoleon I of France at the Battle of Abensberg on the second day of a four day campaign that ended in a French victory.
In 1810, The Governor of Caracas declares independence from Spain.
In 1812, the fourth vice president of the United States, George Clinton, died in Washington at age 72, becoming the first vice president to die while in office.
In 1818, The case of Ashford v Thornton ends, with Abraham Thornton allowed to go free rather than face a retrial for murder, after his demand for trial by battle is upheld.
In 1828, René Caillié becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
In 1836, Congress voted to establish the Wisconsin Territory.
In 1861, Col. Robert E. Lee resigned his commission in the United States Army. (Lee went on to command the Army of Northern Virginia, and eventually became general-in-chief of the Confederate forces.)
In 1862, Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete the first pasteurization tests.
In 1865, Astronomer Pietro Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX's yacht, the L’Immaculata Concezion.
In 1871, The Civil Rights Act of 1871 becomes law.
In 1876, The April Uprising, a key point in modern Bulgarian history, leading to the Russo-Turkish War and the liberation of Bulgaria from domination as an independent part of the Ottoman Empire.
In 1884, Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical Humanum Genus.
In 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria.
In 1902, Pierre and Marie Curie refine radium chloride.
In 1908, Opening day of competition in the New South Wales Rugby League.
In 1912, author Bram Stoker, the creator of Dracula, died in London at age 64.
In 1914, 19 men, women, and children die in the Ludlow Massacre during a Colorado coal-miner's strike.
In 1916, The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings.
In 1918, Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
In 1922, The Soviet government creates South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast within Georgian SSR.
In 1926, Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.
In 1939, Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday is celebrated as a national holiday in Nazi Germany.
In 1939, Billie Holiday records the first Civil Rights song "Strange Fruit".
In 1945, World War II: Allied forces took control of the German cities of Nuremberg and Stuttgart.
In 1945, World War II: US troops capture Leipzig, Germany, only to later cede the city to the Soviet Union.
In 1945, World War II: Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler makes his last trip to the surface to award Iron Crosses to boy soldiers of the Hitler Youth.
In 1946, The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
In 1961, Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed troops against Cuba.
In 1964, BBC Two launches with a power cut because of the fire at Battersea Power Station.
In 1968, English politician Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood speech.
In 1968, Pierre Elliott Trudeau was sworn in as prime minister of Canada.
In 1972, the manned lunar module from Apollo 16 landed on the moon.
In 1978, a Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crash-landed in northwestern Russia after being fired on by a Soviet interceptor after entering Soviet airspace. Two passengers were killed.
In 1978, Korean Air Flight 902 is shot down by the Soviet Union.
In 1980, Climax of Berber Spring in Algeria as hundreds of Berber political activists are arrested.
In 1984, The Good Friday Massacre, an extremely violent ice hockey playoff game, is played in Montreal, Canada.
In 1985, The ATF raids The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord compound in northern Arkansas.
In 1986, Pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs in his native Russia for the first time in 61 years.
In 1992, the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness took place at London's Wembley Stadium. Comedian Benny Hill died in his Greater London flat at age 68.
In 1998, German terrorist group the Red Army Faction announces their dissolution after 28 years.
In 1999, Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colorado.
In 2008, Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
In 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months.

Ten years ago: The world's top economic powers, meeting in Washington, agreed to intensify efforts to combat terrorist financing and also adopted a plan to better deal with international debt crises.

Five years ago: The family of Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho, who shot and killed 32 people and himself, told The Associated Press they felt "hopeless, helpless and lost," and "never could have envisioned that he was capable of so much violence." A disgruntled worker, William Phillips, shot and killed NASA employee David Beverly at the Johnson Space Center in Houston before barricading himself with a hostage and then killing himself. (The second hostage escaped with minor injuries.)

One year ago: Two Western photojournalists, including Oscar-nominated film director Tim Hetherington, were killed in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata while covering battles between rebels and government forces. The U.S. government announced new protections for air travelers when airlines lose their bags, bump them off flights or hold them on the runway for hours.

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Today's Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 92. Actor Leslie Phillips is 88. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 76. Actor George Takei is 75. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 73. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 71. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 68. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk, Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 64. Actor Gregory Itzin is 64. Actress Jessica Lange is 63. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 63. Actor Clint Howard is 53. Actor Crispin Glover is 48. Actor Andy Serkis is 48. Country singer Wade Hayes is 43. Actor Shemar Moore is 42. Actress Carmen Electra is 40. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 40. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 37. Actor Joey Lawrence is 36. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 34.

Other notable birthdays, April 20:
1923, Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
1945, Michael Brandon, American actor
1945, Judith O'Dea, American actress
1945, Steve Spurrier, American football player and coach
1946, Tommy Hutton, American baseball player and analyst
1947, Ken Scott, English record producer and recording engineer
1955, Don Pettit, American astronaut and inventor
1960, Rodney Holman, American football player
1961, Don Mattingly, American baseball player
1964, Rosalynn Sumners, American figure skater
1964, John Carney, American football player
1967, Lara Jill Miller, American actress
1967, Mike Portnoy, American drummer (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold)
1968, J. D. Roth, American game show host and television personality
1968, Yelena Välbe, Russian cross-country skier
1971, Allan Houston, American basketball player
1973, Todd Hollandsworth American baseball player
1973, Lamond Murray, American basketball player
1980, Chris Duffy, American baseball player
1983, Danny Granger, American basketball player
1983, Miranda Kerr, Australian supermodel
1983, Joanne King, Irish/English actress

Born on this day, April 20, passed away:
1586, Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)
1851, Young Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1875)
1889, Adolf Hitler, Dictator of Nazi Germany (d. 1945)
1893, Harold Lloyd, American actor (d. 1971)
1893, Joan Miró, Spanish painter (d. 1983)
1904, Bruce Cabot, American actor (d. 1972)
1908, Lionel Hampton, American musician (d. 2002)
1923, Tito Puente, American musician (d. 2000)
1924, Nina Foch, Dutch-born American actress (d. 2008)
1925, Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (d. 2006)
1940, James Gammon, American actor (d. 2010)
1943, Edie Sedgwick, American actress (d. 1971)
1951, Luther Vandross, American singer (d. 2005)

Notable deaths, April 20:
1534, Elizabeth Barton, English nun (executed)
1769, Pontiac, Chief of the Ottawa (b. 1720)
1912, Bram Stoker, Irish author (b. 1847)
1918, Karl Ferdinand Braun, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1850)
1944, Elmer Gedeon, one of two Major League Baseball fatal casualties during World War II.
1982, Archibald MacLeish, American poet and Librarian of Congress (b. 1892)
1991, Steve Marriott, British singer and songwriter (The Small Faces) (Humble Pie) (b. 1947)
1991, Don Siegel, American film director (b. 1912)
1992, Benny Hill, British comedian (b. 1924)
1996, Christopher Robin Milne, son of A. A. Milne (b. 1920)
1999, Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
1999, Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist and comedian (b. 1896)
1999, Eric David Harris, perpetrator of the Columbine High massacre (b. 1981)
1999, Dylan Klebold, perpetrator of the Columbine High massacre (b. 1981)
1999, Cassie Bernall, Columbine High School massacre victim (b. 1981)
1999, Rachel Joy Scott, Columbine High School massacre victim (b. 1981)
2002, Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
2010, Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist (b. 1912)
2011, Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)

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Today is Saturday, April 20, the 110th day of 2013. There are 255 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 20, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation admitting West Virginia to the Union, effective in 60 days (June 20, 1863).

One year ago: A judge ruled that George Zimmerman could be released on $150,000 bail while he awaited trial on a charge of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a Feb. 2012 confrontation in a Sanford, Fla. gated community. In Pakistan, a Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 crashed on approach to the main airport in Islamabad, killing all 127 people on board.

Today's Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 93. Actor Leslie Phillips is 89. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 77. Actor George Takei is 76. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 74. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 72. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 69. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 65. Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 65. Actress Jessica Lange is 64. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 64. Actor Clint Howard is 54. Actor Crispin Glover is 49. Actor Andy Serkis is 49. Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 49. Country singer Wade Hayes is 44. Actor Shemar Moore is 43. Actress Carmen Electra is 41. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 41. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 38. Actor Joey Lawrence is 37. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 35. Actor Tim Jo (TV: "The Neighbors") is 29.

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Today is Easter Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 20, 1914, the Ludlow Massacre took place when the Colorado National Guard opened fire on a tent colony of striking miners; about 20 (accounts vary) strikers, women and children died in the gunfire or were smothered by smoke from the burning tents.

Ten years ago: A tornado tore through north-central Illinois, killing eight people. A judge ordered Multnomah County, Ore., to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses — but also ordered the state to recognize the 3,000 licenses already granted in the county.

Five years ago: In Geneva, the United Nations opened its first anti-racism conference in eight years; dozens of Western diplomats walked out as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (ah-muh-DEE'-neh-zhahd) called Israel the "most cruel and repressive racist regime." (Nine countries, including the United States and Israel, were already boycotting the conference.) Medical student Philip Markoff was arrested in the death of Julissa Brisman, a masseuse he'd met through Craigslist and whose body was found in a Boston hotel. (Markoff, who also was accused of robbing two other women, took his own life while in jail in August 2010 as he awaited trial in Brisman's death.) Ethiopia's Deriba Merga won the Boston Marathon in 2:08:42, almost a full minute ahead of Kenya's Daniel Rono; Salina Kosgei of Kenya won the women's race in 2:32:16.

One year ago: A magnitude-7 earthquake struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province, leaving nearly 200 people dead. On or about this date, movie musical star Deanna Durbin, 91, died near Paris.

Today's Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 94. Actor Leslie Phillips is 90. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 78. Actor George Takei is 77. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 76. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 73. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 70. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 66. Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 66. Actress Jessica Lange is 65. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 65. Actor Clint Howard is 55. Actor Crispin Glover is 50. Actor Andy Serkis is 50. Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 50. Country singer Wade Hayes is 45. Actor Shemar Moore is 44. Actress Carmen Electra is 42. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 42. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 39. Actor Joey Lawrence is 38. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 36. Actor Tim Jo is 30.

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Today is Monday, April 20, the 110th day of 2015. There are 255 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, leased by BP, killed 11 workers and caused a blow-out that began spewing an estimated 200 million gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. (The well was finally capped nearly three months later, on July 15.)

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush signed a bill making it harder for debt-ridden people to wipe clean their financial slates by declaring bankruptcy. In his first Mass as pontiff, Pope Benedict XVI pledged to work for unity among Christians and to seek "an open and sincere dialogue" with other faiths. Ecuador's Congress voted to remove embattled President Lucio Gutierrez from office and swear in Vice President Alfredo Palacio to replace him.

Five years ago: Airliners began taking to the skies of Europe again after five days of being grounded by a drifting volcanic ash. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on videos that showed graphic violence against animals. Civil rights activist Dorothy Height died in Washington D.C. at age 98. Keli McGregor, 48, president of baseball's Colorado Rockies, was found dead in a hotel room of natural causes.

One year ago: Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction in New Jersey became an international symbol of racial injustice, died in Toronto at age 76.

Today's Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 95. Actor Leslie Phillips is 91. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 79. Actor George Takei is 78. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 77. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 74. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 71. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 67. Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 67. Actress Jessica Lange is 66. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 66. Actor Clint Howard is 56. Actor Crispin Glover is 51. Actor Andy Serkis is 51. Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 51. Country singer Wade Hayes is 46. Actor Shemar Moore is 45. Actress Carmen Electra is 43. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 43. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 40. Actor Joey Lawrence is 39. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 37. Actor Tim Jo is 31.

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Today is Wednesday, April 20, the 111th day of 2016. There are 255 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 20, 1916, the Chicago Cubs played their first game at Wrigley Field (then known as Weeghman Park); the Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-6.

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jin-tow) to the White House; the ceremony was interrupted by a protester who shouted to Bush to stop the Chinese leader from "persecuting the Falun Gong." Bowing to intense pressure, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (EE'-brah-heem ahl JAH'-fah-ree) agreed to abandon his claim to another term.

Five years ago: Two Western photojournalists, including Oscar-nominated film director Tim Hetherington, were killed in the besieged Libyan city of Misrata while covering battles between rebels and government forces. The U.S. government announced new protections for air travelers when airlines lose their bags, bump them off flights or hold them on the runway for hours.

One year ago: The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the 119th Boston Marathon, finishing in 2:09:17; Caroline Rotich of Kenya won the women's race in 2:24:55.

Today's Birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 96. Actor Leslie Phillips is 92. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 80. Actor George Takei is 79. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 78. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 75. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 72. Actress Judith O'Dea (Film: "Night of the Living Dead") is 71. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 68. Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 68. Actress Jessica Lange is 67. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 67. Actor Clint Howard is 57. Actor Crispin Glover is 52. Actor Andy Serkis is 52. Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 52. Actor William deVry is 48. Country singer Wade Hayes is 47. Actor Shemar Moore is 46. Actress Carmen Electra is 44. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 44. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 41. Actor Joey Lawrence is 40. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 38. Actor Tim Jo is 32

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Today is Thursday, April 20, the 110th day of 2017. There are 255 days left in the year.

Today's Highlights in History:
On April 20, 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Wooley v. Maynard, ruled 6-3 that car owners could refuse to display state mottoes on license plates, such as New Hampshire's "Live Free or Die." The Woody Allen comedy "Annie Hall," co-starring Diane Keaton in the title role, went into general release.

Ten years ago: The family of Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho (sung-wee joh), who shot and killed 32 people and himself, told The Associated Press they felt "hopeless, helpless and lost," and "never could have envisioned that he was capable of so much violence." A disgruntled worker, William Phillips, shot and killed NASA employee David Beverly at the Johnson Space Center in Houston before barricading himself with a hostage and then killing himself. (The second hostage escaped with minor injuries.)

Five years ago: A judge ruled that George Zimmerman could be released on $150,000 bail while he awaited trial on a charge of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a Feb. 2012 confrontation in a Sanford, Florida gated community. (Zimmerman was acquitted.) In Pakistan, a Bhoja Air Boeing 737-200 crashed while on approach to the main airport in Islamabad, killing all 127 people on board.

One year ago: Five former New Orleans police officers pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the deadly shootings on the Danziger Bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. ESPN fired former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling as a baseball analyst after comments he'd made on Facebook that were critical of transgender rights. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist born into slavery, would be the new face on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. Pro wrestler Chyna (Joan Marie Laurer) was found dead in her Redondo Beach, California, apartment; she was 46.

Today's Birthdays — April 20: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 97. Actor Leslie Phillips is 93. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 81. Actor George Takei is 80. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 79. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 76. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 73. Actress Judith O'Dea (Film: "Night of the Living Dead") is 72. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 69. Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 69. Actress Jessica Lange is 68. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 68. Actor Clint Howard is 58. Actor Crispin Glover is 53. Actor Andy Serkis is 53. Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 53. Actor William deVry is 49. Country singer Wade Hayes is 48. Actor Shemar Moore is 47. Actress Carmen Electra is 45. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 45. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 42. Actor Joey Lawrence is 41. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 39. Actor Clayne Crawford is 39. Actor Tim Jo is 33.


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Today is Friday, April 20, the 110th day of 2018. There are 255 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On April 20, 1999, the Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives.

Ten years ago: Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his final Mass in the United States before a full house in Yankee Stadium, blessing his enormous U.S. flock and telling Americans to use their freedoms wisely. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice mocked anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (mook-TAH'-duh ahl SAH'-dur) as a coward during a visit to Iraq. Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history, capturing the Indy Japan 300.

Five years ago: A magnitude 7 earthquake struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province, leaving nearly 200 people dead. On or about this date, movie musical star Deanna Durbin, 91, died near Paris.

One year ago: Arkansas overcame a flurry of court challenges that derailed three other executions, putting to death an inmate for the first time in nearly a dozen years. A 15-year-old Tennessee girl was rescued near a cabin in a remote part of northern California, more than a month after her 50-year-old teacher allegedly kidnapped her and set off a nationwide manhunt. In Paris, a gunman fatally shot a police officer on the Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote; the gunman was killed by police. Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," died in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles; he was 72.

Today's Birthdays — April 20: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 98. Actor Leslie Phillips is 94. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is 82. Actor George Takei is 81. Singer Johnny Tillotson is 80. Actor Ryan O'Neal is 77. Bluegrass singer-musician Doyle Lawson (Quicksilver) is 74. Actress Judith O'Dea is 73. Actor/director Michael Brandon is 73. Football coach/1966 Heisman Trophy winner Steve Spurrier is 73. Rock musician Craig Frost (Grand Funk; Bob Seger's Silver Bullet Band) is 70. Actor Gregory Itzin (iht-zihn) is 70. Actress Jessica Lange is 69. Actress Veronica Cartwright is 69. Actor Clint Howard is 59. MLB player/manager Don Mattingly is 57. Actor Crispin Glover is 54. Actor Andy Serkis is 54. Olympic silver medal figure skater Rosalynn Sumners is 54. Yahoo! co-founder David Filo is 52. Rock drummer Mike Portnoy is 51. Actor William deVry is 50. Country singer Wade Hayes is 49. Australian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is 49. Actor Shemar Moore is 48.. Former NBA player Allan Houston is 47. Actress Carmen Electra is 46. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 46. Rock musician Marty Crandall is 43. Rapper Killer Mike, born Michael Render, is 43. Actor Joey Lawrence is 42. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 40. Actor Clayne Crawford is 40. Actor Tim Jo is 34. Model/actress Miranda Kerr is 35. NBA player Danny Granger is 35. MLB player Brandon Belt is 30. Actor Carlos Valdes (TV: "The Flash") is 29. Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, is 29.

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