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Historical Events Happened In January - 20

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

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  On this day in history charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist  

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

1878  On this day in history finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)  

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

1879  On January - 20 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 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 January - 20 a[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)  

1887  The U.S. Senate approves a proposal to lease the port of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for use as a naval base on this day in history.  

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 January - 20.  

1888  On this day in history leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)  

1890  On this day in history franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86  

1891  On January - 20 mischa Elman, Talnoye Ukraine, US violinist  

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

1892  The first officially recognized basketball game was played at the YMCA gym in Springfield, Mass on January - 20.  

1892  On January - 20 1st basketball game played (Mass)  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)  

1896  On January - 20 heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37  

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 January - 20 alexander Tcherepnin, composer  

1900  Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer on this day in history.  

1900  On this day in history john Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81  

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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 this day in history.  

1358  On this day in history birth of eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382)  

1435  Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Japanese shogun (d. 1490) was born on January - 20.  

1554  On this day in history birth of king Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)  

1586  On this day in history birth of johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel)  

1622  On this day in history birth of susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns  

1654  Michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history death of st. Sebastian  

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

0842  On January - 20 theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies  

0882  On this day in history louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies  

1156  On January - 20 death of bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland  

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.