APRIL 20, 2020
National Cheddar Fries Day — Take those taters and drown them in cheesy love — whether it be melted shreds or the plastic lava — put cheese on em!
National Look Alike Day — It doesn’t need to be an identical twin! Today you might be able to find your doppelganger somewhere in the world.
National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day — It’s sweet, it’s sugary, it’s pineapple-y — better yet, it’s upside down! Load up the baking pan and have a slice!
|HAROLD LLOYD (1893-1971) — American silent film comedian.|
|TITO PUENTE (1923-2000) — American drummer and songwriter. Best known for his mambo and Latin jazz compositions.|
|GEORGE TAKEI (1937) — American actor, author, and activist. Best known as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek.|
|ANDY SERKIS (1964) — English actor and director. Best known for his action capture roles of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Snoke in Star Wars.|
TODAY IN HISTORY
|1657 – The freedom to practice their religion openly is given to Jews in New Amsterdam, later New York City.|
|1898 – President McKinley signs the formal declaration of war from Congress, beginning the Spanish-American War.|
|1912 – Baseball is played for the first time at Fenway Park, still home to the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox beat the NY Highlanders (now Yankees) 7-6 in 11 innings..|
|1916 – The first National League baseball game is played at Chicago’s Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field). The Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-6. The defunct Federal League played there from 1914-15.|
|1946 – The League of Nations (formed after WWI) officially dissolves, yielding most of its power to the new United Nations.|
|1972 – The Apollo 16 lunar module lands on the surface of the moon with astronauts John Young and Charles Duke.|