Historical Events For January - 20
Sunday, 04 December 2016
1870 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer on this day in history.
1872 California Stock Exchange Board organized on this day in history.
1872 On this day in history calif Stock Exchange Board organized
1873 Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist on this day in history.
1877 Ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses) on January - 20.
1878 On January - 20 finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)
1879 British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana on this day in history.
1879 The Schooner Janet Wignall, in passage from Liverpool to Creetown, Scotland, in ballast stranded at Bargue near Dumfries with the loss of all hands on January - 20.
1882 John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England vs Australia MCG
1883 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG on this day in history.
1883 Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces on this day in history.
1884 A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!) on this day in history.
1887 On this day in history the U.S. Senate approves a proposal to lease the port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for use as a naval base.
1887 US Senate approves the naval base lease of Pearl Harbor on January - 20.
1887 On this day in history uS Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
1888 On January - 20 leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)
1890 Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1891 On January - 20 mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist
1891 On January - 20 david Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies
1892 On this day in history the first officially recognized basketball game was played at the YMCA gym in Springfield, Mass.
1892 On January - 20 1st basketball game played (Mass)
1892 Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass) on this day in history.
1893 Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos) on this day in history.
1894 On January - 20 harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)
1895 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah) on this day in history.
1896 On January - 20 the birth of George Burns, American comedian
1896 On January - 20 elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)
1896 On this day in history heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37
1897 Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist) on this day in history.
1898 Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein) on this day in history.
1899 On this day in history alexander Tcherepnin, composer
1900 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer on this day in history.
1900 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81 on January - 20.