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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  

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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In January - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0225  Gordian III, Roman Emperor (d. 244) was born on January - 20.  

1292  On this day in history birth of elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330)  

1358  On January - 20 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 January - 20.  

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.  

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Famous Deaths In January - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0250  On January - 20 fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies  

0287  Death of St. Sebastian on this day in history.  

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

0842  On this day in history theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies  

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  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.  

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