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This day in history

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

Today’s birthdays: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 93. Actor George Takei is 76. Actor Ryan O’Neal is 72. 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. Actress Carmen Electra is 41. Reggae singer Stephen Marley is 41. Actor Joey Lawrence is 37. Country musician Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band) is 35.

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In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation admitting West Virginia to the Union, effective in 60 days (June 20, 1863).

In 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria.

In 1912, Boston’s Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game. (The Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings.)

In 1968, Pierre Elliott Trudeau was sworn in as prime minister of Canada.

In 1999, the Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives.

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.

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