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Historical Events For January - 20

Thursday, 25 May 2017

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

1812  Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892 on this day in history.  

1813  On this day in history jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1867  

1813  C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79 on January - 20.  

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

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

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

1831  Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa) on January - 20.  

1837  John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1838  On January - 20 pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64  

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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  Dutch King Willem II crowned on January - 20.  

1840  On this day in history dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica  

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

1841  On January - 20 china cedes Hong Kong to British  

1843  Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London) on January - 20.  

1844  Johan Peter Selmer, composer on this day in history.  

1847  W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank) on January - 20.  

1850  On this day in history investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England  

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

1855  Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer on this day in history.  

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

1859  B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1860  Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes on this day in history.  

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  Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

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

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 January - 20.  

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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  On January - 20 birth of elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330)  

1358  Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382) was born on January - 20.  

1435  On this day in history birth of ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)  

1554  King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578) was born on this day in history.  

1586  Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel) was born on January - 20.  

1622  Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns was born on this day in history.  

1654  On this day in history 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  Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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 January - 20.  

0842  Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies on this day in history.  

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

1156  On this day in history death of bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland  

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 January - 20.  

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