TODAY IN HISTORY
April 20, 1977
The U.S. Supreme Court, in Wooley v. Maynard, ruled 6-3 that car owners could refuse to display state mottoes on license plates, such as New Hampshire’s “Live Free or Die.” ALSO ON THIS DATE
Boston’s Fenway Park hosted its first professional baseball game while Navin Field (Tiger Stadium) opened in Detroit. (The Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders 7-6 in 11 innings; the Tigers beat the Cleveland Naps 6-5 in 11 innings.)
The Columbine High School massacre took place in Colorado as students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 12 classmates and one teacher before taking their own lives.