Significant events that happened (or will happen) on April 20.
- 1861 – So read The Scottsville Register's headlines read: War! War!!. Three days earlier in Richmond, the Virginia State Convention adopted an ordinance of secession from the Union.
- 1902 – Monticello lost a long-time resident when Willis Sheldon, who has been gatekeeper for nearly a half century, died on Jefferson’s mountain. He “was buried this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the colored burying grounds near the Jefferson mansion,” the Daily Progress reported the day after he died. “The deceased had been blind for years, and was always found at the post until a few days ago [when] he became too feeble for duty.
- 2019 – City of Charlottesville officially opens McIntire Park pedestrian bridge and McIntire Skate Park. 
- 2020 – The Downtown Grille announced it is closing up after more than 20 years in business on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. 
- Web. Willis Sheldon Dead, Staff, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 21, 1902, retrieved April 22, 2021.
- Web. Pedestrian railroad crossing in McIntire Park moving forward, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 26, 2017, retrieved December 27, 2017.
- Web. Charlottesville’s Downtown Grille closes, News Article, WVIR NBC29, Charlottesville, VA, April 20, 2020, retrieved April 20, 2021.