TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - KICKOFF -

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT 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 1912

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.)

1999

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.

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