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Historical Events For January - 20

Thursday, 23 March 2017

1870  Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer on January - 20.  

1872  California Stock Exchange Board organized on this day in history.  

1872  Calif Stock Exchange Board organized on this day in history.  

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 January - 20.  

1879  On this day in history british troops under Lord Chelmsford set camp at Isandlwana  

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  On January - 20 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 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 this day in history.  

1887  US Senate approves the naval base lease of Pearl Harbor on January - 20.  

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

1888  On January - 20 leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line)  

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

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

1891  On January - 20 david Kalakahua, emperor of Hawaii, dies  

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

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

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  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  The birth of George Burns, American comedian on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1898  On January - 20 colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)  

1899  Alexander Tcherepnin, composer on this day in history.  

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 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 January - 20 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  On January - 20 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  Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns was born on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Deaths In January - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0250  Fabianus, Pope (236-50)/saint, dies on this day in history.  

0287  On January - 20 death of st. Sebastian  

0820  On this day in history 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  Louis II/III the Younger, German king (876-82), dies on this day in history.  

1156  Death of Bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland on January - 20.  

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.  

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