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Historical Events For January - 20

Friday, 24 February 2017

1809  Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma) on this day in history.  

1812  On January - 20 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  Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70 on January - 20.  

1820  On January - 20 anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women  

1830  Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50 on January - 20.  

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

1837  John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84 on January - 20.  

1838  Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64 on January - 20.  

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

1840  Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica on January - 20.  

1840  On this day in history dutch King Willem II crowned  

1840  On January - 20 dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica  

1841  On January - 20 hong Kong is ceded to Great Britain. (The island returned to Chinese control in 1997.)  

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

1843  On January - 20 pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)  

1844  Johan Peter Selmer, composer on January - 20.  

1847  On January - 20 w R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)  

1850  Investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England on January - 20.  

1850  On January - 20 investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England  

1855  On January - 20 amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer  

1857  Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32 on this day in history.  

1859  On January - 20 b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

1860  Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes on January - 20.  

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

1865  Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck on January - 20.  

1866  On this day in history prim's Insurrection in Spain ends  

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

1868  On this day in history florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee  

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

1869  On this day in history elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress  

1870  On January - 20 "City of Boston" vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard  

1870  Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0225  On this day in history birth of gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)  

1292  Elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.  

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 January - 20 birth of johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)  

1622  Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns was born on January - 20.  

1654  On January - 20 birth of michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet  

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Famous Deaths In January - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0250  On January - 20 fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies  

0287  On this day in history death of st. Sebastian  

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

0842  Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies on January - 20.  

0882  Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies on this day in history.  

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

1191  On this day in history death of frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167)  

1479  On this day in history john II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81  

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