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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining April 20. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is April 20 so important!

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Top 10 April 20 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On April 20, 1972 Apollo 16 landed safely on Moon after a seven hour engine crisis. Eighteen days later (and after returning to Earth) the ground servicing equipment being used on the command module exploded sending 46 people to the hospital, and shattering 40 windows in the hangar.

  2. ..Small framed 120 lb Molly Schuyler smashed the world record on April 19th 2015 by eating three 72 ounce steaks, 3 shrimp cocktails, 3 baked potatoes, 3 salads & 3 bread rolls in 20 minutes. The ‘Texas King’ is free to anyone than can eat it in an hour or less at The Big Texan, Amarillo

  3. Aubrey Plaza (April Ludgate on Parks & Recreation) had a stroke that caused temporary paralysis while she was attending NYU. She was 20.

  4. Mating season for most iguana species lasts from November to March, April. Female lays between 20 and 71 eggs in the nest. Iguana does not provide parental protection and eggs are left on their own.

  5. April and may are reserved for mating. Six months later, female anaconda gives birth to 20-40 young anacondas.

  6. Mating season of common linnets takes place from April to August. Common linnets live in small colonies (around 20 individuals) during the breeding season.

  7. Rainy season in Khao Yai National Park is from May to October each year. The cold season, with average daytime temperatures of 22 degrees Celsius, runs from November to February. The hot season, with average daytime temperatures of 20-30 degrees Celsius, runs from March to April.

  8. Aubrey Plaza (April from Parks and Rec) had a stroke when she was a 20-year-old undergraduate; she's since made a full recovery.

  9. While September 2, 1945 is usually considered the end of WWII because it's the day Japan signed the surrender documents, the state of war between the USA and Japan did not formally end until the Treaty of San Francisco of April 20, 1952.

  10. On April 20th, one study found a 12% increase in the risk of fatal motor vehicle crash between 4:20 p.m. and midnight on April 20th compared to identical time intervals on control days. Drivers less than 21 years of age, risks were 38% higher on April 20th than on control days.

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After Henry IV died on March 20, 1413, Henry V was crowned king at Westminster Abby on April 9.

Israel Bissel who on April 19th, 1775, reportedly rode 4+ days and ~350 miles to bring news of the British attack on Lexington and Concord to the American Colonists. (by comparison, Paul Revere only rode 20 miles)

Alexander II of Russia avoided five gunshots by performing a serpentine maneuver on April 20 in 1879

The US accident rate is 12% above control rate after 4:20 PM on 20th April. Among those below 21 years of age, it's 38% higher than control.

At 00:20 of 24 April 1974, the music "Grândola, Vila Morena" was played in the radio show "limite" as code to start the bloodless revolution "Revolução dos Cravos" that ended the dictatorship in Portugal.

Temperatures in Amboseli National Park range from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius. Between March and April the region experiences longer rains and between November and December the region experiences shorter rains.

James Cameron changed the night sky image for Titanic's 3-D release to reflect the true star field on April 15, 1912 at 4:20 am, after receiving an email from Neil deGrasse Tyson chiding him for using mirrored and incorrect constellations.

The first space shuttle launch took place on April 12, 1981 - 20 years to the day after Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. More than 34 years have now elapsed from *that* date.

Then President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a swamp rabbit on April 20, 1979

Out of 4 dates given by Clement of Alexandria in AD 200 regarding the possible birthdate of Jesus Christ, one of the dates was April 20