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Historical Events For January - 20

Thursday, 08 December 2016

1809  On this day in history sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)  

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  On January - 20 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 this day in history.  

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

1831  On January - 20 pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)  

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

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

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

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

1840  Dutch King Willem II crowned on this day in history.  

1840  Dumont D'Urville discovers Adélie Land, Antarctica on this day in history.  

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 January - 20.  

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

1844  On this day in history johan Peter Selmer, composer  

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

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 January - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1862  Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines on this day in history.  

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

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

1358  On January - 20 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  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  Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet was born on January - 20.  

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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 January - 20.  

0287  Death of St. Sebastian on January - 20.  

0820  On January - 20 abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, islamic (Book of Mother), dies  

0842  On January - 20 theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies  

0882  On January - 20 louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies  

1156  Death of Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland on January - 20.  

1191  Death of Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167) on January - 20.  

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

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