Today in history: April 20In 1792, France declared war on...

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April 20, 1996

Today in history: April 20

In 1792, France declared war on Austria, marking the start of the French Revolutionary Wars.

In 1836, the Territory of Wisconsin was established by Congress.

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

In 1894, some 136,000 coal miners went on strike in Columbus, Ohio.

In 1971, 25 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of busing to achieve racial desegregation in schools.

Pub Date: 4/20/96

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