Historical Events For January - 20
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
1870 On this day in history guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
1872 California Stock Exchange Board organized on this day in history.
1872 On January - 20 calif Stock Exchange Board organized
1873 On January - 20 charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist
1877 Ruth St Denis, Newark NJ, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history the Schooner Janet Wignall, in passage from Liverpool to Creetown, Scotland, in ballast stranded at Bargue near Dumfries with the loss of all hands.
1882 On January - 20 john Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
1883 On this day in history billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England vs Australia MCG
1883 On this day in history billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG
1883 Betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces on January - 20.
1884 A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!) on January - 20.
1887 On January - 20 the U.S. Senate approves a proposal to lease the port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for use as a naval base.
1887 On January - 20 uS Senate approves the naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
1887 On this day in history uS Senate approves naval base lease of Pearl Harbor
1888 Leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line) on January - 20.
1890 Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.
1891 Mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist on this day in history.
1891 On January - 20 david Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies
1892 On January - 20 the first officially recognized basketball game was played at the YMCA gym in Springfield, Mass.
1892 1st basketball game played (Mass) on January - 20.
1892 Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass) on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)
1894 Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie) on this day in history.
1895 Eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah) on January - 20.
1896 On this day in history the birth of George Burns, American comedian
1896 Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik) on January - 20.
1896 Heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37 on January - 20.
1897 Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist) on January - 20.
1898 On January - 20 colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
1899 On this day in history alexander Tcherepnin, composer
1900 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer on January - 20.
1900 John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81 on January - 20.