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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Friday, 24 October 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  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer on February - 20.  

1737  On this day in history french minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns  

1737  Elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies on February - 20.  

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 February - 20.  

1745  On February - 20 johann Peter Salomon, composer  

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

1746  Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1752  Charles Broche, composer on this day in history.  

1763  Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer on this day in history.  

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 February - 20.  

1770  Ferdinando Carulli, composer on this day in history.  

1773  Charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71 on February - 20.  

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

1784  Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher on February - 20.  

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

1788  On February - 20 gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68  

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

1791  On February - 20 carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)  

1792  US postal service created; postage 6¢-12¢, depending on distance on this day in history.  

1792  US postal service created, postage 6 cents on this day in history.  

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

1803  On this day in history friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer  

1805  Angelina Grimke, reformer/abolitionist/politician/lawyer on February - 20.  

1808  Daumier, Marseilles France, artist on February - 20.  

1809  The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the federal government's power is greater than any individual state on February - 20.  

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  On this day in history birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

1507  On this day in history birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) was born on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

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

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on February - 20.  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.  

1154  On February - 20 death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1171  Death of Conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138) on February - 20.  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on February - 20.  

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

1408  On this day in history 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  Death of Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on February - 20.