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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

1809  On January - 20 sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)  

1812  Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892 on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

1820  Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women on January - 20.  

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

1831  On January - 20 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.  

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  Dutch King Willem II crowned on January - 20.  

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

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

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

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

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

1850  On this day in history 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  On January - 20 b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

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

1862  Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

1868  Florida constitutional convention meets in Tallahassee on January - 20.  

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

1870  Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis on January - 20.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0225  On January - 20 birth of gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244)  

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

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 January - 20.  

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  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 January - 20.  

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 January - 20 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  On January - 20 john II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81