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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

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1870  On this day in history guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer  

1872  On this day in history california Stock Exchange Board organized  

1872  On this day in history calif Stock Exchange Board organized  

1873  Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses)  

1878  Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers) on this day in history.  

1879  British troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana on January - 20.  

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  On this day in history john Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies  

1883  Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England vs Australia MCG on this day in history.  

1883  On January - 20 billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG  

1883  Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history a[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)  

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 this day in history.  

1887  US Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor on this day in history.  

1888  Leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line) on January - 20.  

1890  Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86 on January - 20.  

1891  Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist on January - 20.  

1891  On this day in history david Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies  

1892  The first officially recognized basketball game was played at the YMCA gym in Springfield, Mass on this day in history.  

1892  1st basketball game played (Mass) on this day in history.  

1892  On January - 20 roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass)  

1893  Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos) on January - 20.  

1894  Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie) on January - 20.  

1895  On January - 20 eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)  

1896  On this day in history the birth of George Burns, American comedian  

1896  Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik) on this day in history.  

1896  Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37 on January - 20.  

1897  On January - 20 mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)  

1898  Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein) on January - 20.  

1899  On this day in history alexander Tcherepnin, composer  

1900  On this day in history boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer  

1900  John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81 on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330)  

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  On January - 20 birth of johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)  

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  On this day in history fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies  

0287  On January - 20 death of st. Sebastian  

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

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

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

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

1191  On January - 20 death of frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167)  

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