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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Friday, 22 May 2015

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Fort August, Scotland on February - 20.  

1745  On February - 20 bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland  

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer on February - 20.  

1746  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Castle of Inverness  

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  First American chartered fire insurance company receives charter (Pennsylvania) on this day in history.  

1768  On February - 20 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)  

1770  Ferdinando Carulli, composer on February - 20.  

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 this day in history gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck, Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68  

1790  On February - 20 joseph II, Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48  

1791  Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen) on this day in history.  

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

1792  On February - 20 uS postal service created, postage 6 cents  

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

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

1802  On February - 20 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  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  On February - 20 birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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

1523  On this day in history 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  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  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on this day in history.  

1745  On February - 20 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  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

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

1194  On February - 20 tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

1431  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

1524  Death of Tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya on this day in history.