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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Thursday, 02 April 2015

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

1812  On January - 20 ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892  

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 January - 20.  

1819  Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70 on January - 20.  

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

1830  On this day in history michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50  

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  Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

1839  In the Battle of Yungay, Chile defeats a Peruvian and Bolivian alliance on January - 20.  

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

1841  Hong Kong is ceded to Great Britain. (The island returned to Chinese control in 1997.) on this day in history.  

1841  China cedes Hong Kong to British on this day in history.  

1843  On January - 20 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  On this day in history investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England  

1850  Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England on this day in history.  

1855  Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer on this day in history.  

1857  Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32 on January - 20.  

1859  On this day in history b v Arnim, writer, dies at 73  

1860  Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes on January - 20.  

1862  On this day in history 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 January - 20.  

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

1869  Elizabeth Cady Stanton becomes 1st woman to testify before Congress on this day in history.  

1870  "City of Boston" vanishes at sea with all 177 aboard on January - 20.  

1870  Hiram R Revels elected to fill unexpired term of Jefferson Davis on this day in history.  

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

1435  On January - 20 birth of ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490)  

1554  On January - 20 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  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  Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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 January - 20.  

0842  Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies on January - 20.  

0882  Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies on January - 20.  

1156  On January - 20 death of bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland  

1191  Death of Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167) on this day in history.  

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