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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Friday, 18 April 2014

1809  On this day in history sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)  

1812  On this day in history ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892  

1813  Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history c M Wieland, writer, dies at 79  

1819  On this day in history carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70  

1820  On this day in history anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women  

1830  Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1831  On this day in history pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)  

1837  On this day in history john Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84  

1838  Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1839  In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance on this day in history.  

1840  Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica on this day in history.  

1840  Dutch King Willem II crowned on this day in history.  

1840  Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica on this day in history.  

1841  Hong Kong is ceded to Great Britain. (The island returned to Chinese control in 1997.) on this day in history.  

1841  On this day in history china cedes Hong Kong to British  

1843  Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London) on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history johan Peter Selmer, composer  

1847  On this day in history w R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)  

1850  Investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England on this day in history.  

1850  Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England on this day in history.  

1855  On this day in history amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer  

1857  On this day in history edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32  

1859  On this day in history b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

1860  On this day in history dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes  

1862  On this day in history felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines  

1865  On this day in history friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck  

1866  Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends on this day in history.  

1866  Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg) on this day in history.  

1868  Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee on this day in history.  

1869  Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes first woman to testify before Congress on this day in history.  

1869  Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress on this day in history.  

1870  "City of Boston" vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard on this day in history.  

1870  On this day in history hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0225  Gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244) was born on this day in history.  

1292  On this day in history birth of elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330)  

1358  On this day in history birth of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)  

1435  Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490) was born on this day in history.  

1554  On this day in history birth of king Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)  

1586  On this day in history birth of johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)  

1622  On this day in history birth of susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns  

1654  On this day in history birth of michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet  

Famous Deaths In January - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0250  Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0287  On this day in history death of st. Sebastian  

0820  On this day in history abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, islamic (Book of Mother), dies  

0842  On this day in history theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies  

0882  On this day in history louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies  

1156  Death of Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland on this day in history.  

1191  Death of Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167) on this day in history.  

1479  John II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81 on this day in history.