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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

1813  C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79 on this day in history.  

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  On January - 20 michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50  

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 January - 20.  

1839  On January - 20 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 January - 20 dutch King Willem II crowned  

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

1841  On this day in history 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  Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London) on January - 20.  

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

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

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

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

1855  On January - 20 amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer  

1857  On January - 20 edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32  

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

1860  On January - 20 dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes  

1862  On January - 20 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 this day in history.  

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

1866  On this day in history richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)  

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

1869  On January - 20 elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes first woman to testify before Congress  

1869  On January - 20 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  On January - 20 hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

1292  Elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330) was born on January - 20.  

1358  On January - 20 birth of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)  

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

1554  King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578) was born on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

1654  Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of St. Sebastian on January - 20.  

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  On January - 20 death of bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland  

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

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