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Historical Events For February - 20

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

1725  10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire for £100/scalp bounty on February - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1732  Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna on February - 20.  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer on February - 20.  

1737  French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns on February - 20.  

1737  Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history johann Peter Salomon, composer  

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1746  On February - 20 bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness  

1746  On this day in history guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68  

1752  On February - 20 charles Broche, composer  

1763  Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer on this day in history.  

1768  First American chartered fire insurance company receives charter (Pennsylvania) on February - 20.  

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 this day in history adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher  

1786  On this day in history johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70  

1788  Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68 on February - 20.  

1790  Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48 on February - 20.  

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  US postal service created, postage 6 cents on this day in history.  

1796  On this day in history eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician  

1798  On this day in history louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.  

1802  On this day in history charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer  

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

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

1808  On February - 20 daumier, Marseilles France, artist  

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

1809  On February - 20 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 this day in history.  

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1633  On February - 20 birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

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

1171  On this day in history death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  On this day in history death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on February - 20.  

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

1524  On this day in history death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya  

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