translated from Spanish: What happened on a day like today?

world. In the ephemeris of April 20, several important events that marked the history of humanity stand out. For example, in 1741, the Spanish soldier Blas de Lezo defeats the powerful English fleet under Admiral Edward Vernon who besame Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.On the same date, but from 1993, the Mexican comic actor Mario Morena «Cantinflas» died, who throughout his artistic career participated in about 50 films and won a Golden Globe in 1957 for the film Around the World in eighty days.
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What are the ephemeris of April 20?
1810.- The Government Board of Caracas proclaims a detached national sovereignty of Spain.1843.- Sanctioned the Political Constitution of the New Granada.1851.- José Rufino Echenique is elected president of Peru.18 53.- General Antonio López de Santa Anna again holds the presidency of Mexico and called himself His Serene Highness» and «Defender of the Fatherland».1871.- A law declares the secret association «Ku-Klux-Klan» suppressed in the United States. Read more: Ku-Klux-Klan1920.- Opened in Antwerp (Belgium) the VI Olympic Games of the Modern Age, first after World War I.1949.- First test in New Jersey (USA) of a Talgo train, devised by the Spanish engineer Alejandro Goicoechea.1983.- The Peace Conference for Central America begins in Panama.1986.- A dam bursts in Kantalai (Sri Lanka): one hundred people die and 18,000 are left homeless.1990.- Venezuelan writer Arturo Uslar Pietri is awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters.1990.- The Parliament of Czechoslovakia approves the new name of the country, Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, and the new national shield.1992.- Concert in honor of Freddie Mercury to raise funds for AIDS associations at London’s Wembley Stadium.1995.- The radio co-covertist, Marie Sklodowska Curie, of Polish origin, becomes the first woman to rest on her own merits at the Paris Pantheon.1998.- Microsoft President , Bill Gates, presents in Chicago (USA) its new operating system Windows 98.2000.- President Hugo Banzer raises the state of siege in Bolivia, decreed to quell the social outburst due to the rise in the water tariff in Cochabamba.2004.- Dominican Republic orders the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq.2005.- Ecuador’s President Lucio Gutierrez is dismissed by Parliament by social protests against his government.2005.- A group of American and Egyptian archaeologists discovers the greatest necropolis of the The forepartic era of Egypt, which is called Hierakonpolis.2008.- Victory of former Catholic Bishop Fernando Lugo in the presidential years of Paraguay.2010.- The explosion and sinking of BP’s oil rig «Deepwater Horizon» causes 11 dead, 17 wounded and the largest oil spill in U.S. history.2010.- A Buenos Aires court sentences Argentine dictator Reynaldo Bignone to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity.- At least 186 dead and more than 11,000 wounded during an earthquake in China’s Sichuan province.- The New York Times newspaper wins three Pulitzer Prizes.Read more: Distance Educational Lag2016.- An explosion at a petrochemical center in Mexico’s Veracruz state leaves 32 dead.Who was born on April 20?
1586.- Isabel Flores, Santa Rosa de Lima.1808.- Carlos Luis Bonaparte, Napoleon III of France.1889.- Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany.1893.- Joan Miró, Spanish painter.1893.- Harold Lloyd, American comic film actor.1908.- Lionel Hampton, American jazz musician.1923.- Ernesto Antonio Puente «Tito Puente», Puerto Rican musician.1935.- Mario Camus, Spanish film director.1941.- Ryan O’Neal, American actor.1949.- Jessica Lange, American actress.1960.- Miguel Díaz Canel , President of Cuba.Who died on April 20th?
1693.- Claudio Coello, Chamber Painter of Charles II.1912.- Bram Stoker, Irish writer.1991.- Donald (Don) Siegel, American filmmaker.1992.- Benny Hill, British comic actor.1993.- Mario Moreno «Cantinflas», comic actor m mexicano



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