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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Sunday, 23 November 2014

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  Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

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

1734  On February - 20 franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1737  On this day in history 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  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Fort August, Scotland  

1745  On February - 20 johann Peter Salomon, composer  

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

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

1752  Charles Broche, composer on this day in history.  

1763  Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer on this day in history.  

1768  On February - 20 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  On this day in history charles Emanuel I, King of Sardinia/Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71  

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

1784  Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher on this day in history.  

1786  Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

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

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

1791  On this day in history 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  On February - 20 uS postal service created, postage 6 cents  

1796  On February - 20 eduard W van Dam van Isselt, Dutch military/liberal politician  

1798  Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power on this day in history.  

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

1803  On February - 20 friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer  

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 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 February - 20.  

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

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  Franz Ignaz Beck, composer was born on February - 20.  

1745  On February - 20 birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

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  On this day in history death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

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

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

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  On this day in history martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

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