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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Sunday, 21 December 2014

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  Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1867 on January - 20.  

1813  On January - 20 c M Wieland, writer, dies at 79  

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

1820  On this day in history anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women  

1830  Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50 on January - 20.  

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

1837  On January - 20 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  In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance on this day in history.  

1840  On January - 20 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 January - 20 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 this day in history.  

1844  Johan Peter Selmer, composer on January - 20.  

1847  W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank) on this day in history.  

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

1850  Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England on January - 20.  

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 January - 20.  

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

1866  Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg) on January - 20.  

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

1869  Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes first woman to testify before Congress on January - 20.  

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  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  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 this day in history birth of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)  

1435  Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490) was born on January - 20.  

1554  On January - 20 birth of king Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)  

1586  On this day in history birth of johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)  

1622  On January - 20 birth of susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns  

1654  On January - 20 birth of michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet  

Famous Deaths In January - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0250  Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies on January - 20.  

0287  On this day in history death of st. Sebastian  

0820  On January - 20 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  Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies on this day in history.  

1156  Death of Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland on this day in history.  

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

1479  On January - 20 john II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81