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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Saturday, 01 November 2014

1870  Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer on this day in history.  

1872  California Stock Exchange Board organized on January - 20.  

1872  Calif Stock Exchange Board organized on January - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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 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  John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies on this day in history.  

1883  On January - 20 billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England vs Australia MCG  

1883  Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG on January - 20.  

1883  On January - 20 betram Home Ramsay, English admiral/Commander Allied Naval Forces  

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

1887  The U.S. Senate approves a proposal to lease the port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for use as a naval base on January - 20.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1890  Franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.  

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

1891  David Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies on January - 20.  

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

1893  On this day in history kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos)  

1894  On this day in history harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie)  

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

1896  The birth of George Burns, American comedian on January - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1897  Mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist) on January - 20.  

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

1899  Alexander Tcherepnin, composer on this day in history.  

1900  Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer on January - 20.  

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

1554  King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578) was born on this day in history.  

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 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 January - 20 death of st. Sebastian  

0820  Abu Abdallah M ibn Idris al-Sjafi'i, islamic (Book of Mother), dies on this day in history.  

0842  Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies on this day in history.  

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

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  John II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81 on January - 20.