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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Saturday, 20 December 2014

1725  10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100/scalp bounty on this day in history.  

1725  10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in NH for £100 a scalp bounty on this day in history.  

1731  Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50 on February - 20.  

1732  Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1737  On February - 20 french minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns  

1737  On February - 20 elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies  

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Fort August, Scotland  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland on this day in history.  

1745  On February - 20 johann Peter Salomon, composer  

1746  Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness on February - 20.  

1746  Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68 on February - 20.  

1752  On February - 20 charles Broche, composer  

1763  On this day in history adalbert Gyrowetz, composer  

1768  On this day in history first American chartered fire insurance company receives charter (Pennsylvania)  

1768  1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn) on this day in history.  

1770  Ferdinando Carulli, composer on February - 20.  

1773  Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1779  Augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington on this day in history.  

1784  On February - 20 adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher  

1786  On February - 20 johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70  

1788  Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1790  On this day in history joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48  

1791  Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen) on February - 20.  

1792  US postal service created; postage 6¢-12¢, depending on distance on February - 20.  

1792  On this day in history uS postal service created, postage 6 cents  

1796  Eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician on this day in history.  

1798  Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power on February - 20.  

1802  Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer on this day in history.  

1803  Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer on this day in history.  

1805  On this day in history angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer  

1808  Daumier, Marseilles France, artist on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history the U.S. Supreme Court rules that the federal government's power is greater than any individual state.  

1809  On this day in history supreme Court rules federal govt power greater than any state  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on February - 20.  

1507  On February - 20 birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

1523  On February - 20 birth of jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) was born on February - 20.  

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

1656  On February - 20 birth of johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1734  On February - 20 birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on February - 20.  

Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  On this day in history yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on this day in history.  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on this day in history.  

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on February - 20.  

1408  On February - 20 death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.  

1524  On February - 20 death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya