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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Saturday, 29 August 2015

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

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

1731  On this day in history frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50  

1732  On February - 20 estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna  

1734  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer on February - 20.  

1737  French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns on this day in history.  

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

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Fort August, Scotland on this day in history.  

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

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer on February - 20.  

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

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

1752  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)  

1770  On February - 20 ferdinando Carulli, composer  

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

1779  On this day in history augustus Callcott, landscape painter, Kensington  

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

1786  Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70 on February - 20.  

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

1790  Joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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 February - 20.  

1798  On February - 20 louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.  

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 this day in history.  

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  Supreme Court rules federal govt power greater than any state on February - 20.  

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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  On this day in history birth of jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

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

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

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

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

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  On February - 20 yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

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 this day in history.  

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

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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