History Blog

April 20

Happy Birthday RIP Luther Vandross Jr(1951–2005) Charles “Ryan” O’Neal III 1941–2023) ; Hosato “George” Takei(武井 穂郷)–87 Jessica Lange–75 Crispin Glover–60 Andrew Serkis–60 “Carmen Electra”(Tara Patrick)–52 Joseph “Joey” Lawrence Mignogna Jr–48 ; 1916 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (renamed Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings ;  1999 – The Columbine High Schooln massacre. Senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 students and one teacher. Ten students were killed in the school library, where the pair subsequently committed suicide. Twenty-one additional people were injured by gunshots, and gunfire was also exchanged with the police. Another three people were injured trying to escape the carnage. At the time, it was the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.