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Fidel Castro Visits U.S. Landmarks, Dodgers Beat Cubs, April 20, 1959

April 20, 2009 |  6:00 am

April 20, 1959, Fidel Castro at Lincoln Memorial

Fidel Castro visits the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, it's still difficult to
believe this ever happened, but it did.

April 20, 1959, Los Angeles Times Cover

April 20, 1959, Safecracker

Above, a man arrested for safecracking complains: "You can't get good tools anymore."

At left, 22 people are killed and more than 50 wounded during a revolt in La Paz, Bolivia ... Joan Crawford's fourth husband, Pepsi executive Alfred N. Steele, dies at 57.  
April 20, 1959, Theater

The Times' Philip K. Scheuer interviews the great cinematographer James Wong Howe.
April 20, 1959, Comics

Ernie Bushmiller's "Nancy" gets all the attention, but "Ferd'nand" is just as peculiar.
April 20, 1959, Dodgers on KMPC
April 20, 1959, Sports

At left, Vin Scully and Jerry Doggett on KMPC. And don't forget the "International Harvester Scoreboard!"

Above, the Dodgers are in third place, beating the Cubs, 8-3. Duke Snider hits his first home run of the season, the 332nd of his career. Sports Editor Paul Zimmerman takes a look at whether Stanford will continue in the Rose Bowl after the Athletic Assn. of Western Universities takes over from the Pacific Coast Conference.