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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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  Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa) on this day in history.  

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

1838  On this day in history pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64  

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

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

1840  On this day in history 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  China cedes Hong Kong to British on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1870  On this day in history 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  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  Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies  

0287  Death of St. Sebastian on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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