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Historical Events For February - 20

Friday, 18 August 2017

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

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 this day in history estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna  

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

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

1737  On this day in history elizabeth Rowe, poet, dies  

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 February - 20.  

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer on February - 20.  

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

1746  On February - 20 guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68  

1752  On this day in history charles Broche, composer  

1763  Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer on February - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1770  On February - 20 ferdinando Carulli, composer  

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

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

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

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

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

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 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  On February - 20 friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer  

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

1808  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

1632  On February - 20 birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher was born on this day in history.  

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

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

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

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

1258  On February - 20 death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

1408  On February - 20 death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.  

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

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