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Historical Events For January - 20

Monday, 24 April 2017

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

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

1872  On January - 20 calif Stock Exchange Board organized  

1873  Charles A Ellwood, US, sociologist/psychologist on January - 20.  

1877  On January - 20 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1882  On January - 20 john Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies  

1883  Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England vs Australia MCG on January - 20.  

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1883  On January - 20 billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Aust MCG  

1883  On this day in history 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  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  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 this day in history.  

1888  Leadbelly, Louisiana, blues 12 string guitarist (Rock Island Line) on January - 20.  

1890  On January - 20 franz Paul Lachner, composer, dies at 86  

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

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 this day in history 1st basketball game played (Mass)  

1892  Roscoe Ates, Grange Miss, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass) on January - 20.  

1893  Kaj Birket-Smith, Danish etnologist/anthropologist (Eskimos) on January - 20.  

1894  Harold L Gray, creator (Little Orphan Annie) on January - 20.  

1895  On this day in history eva A Jessye, US singer/actress/songwriter (Hallelujah)  

1896  On this day in history the birth of George Burns, American comedian  

1896  On this day in history elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)  

1896  On this day in history heinrich M von Battenberg, German son-in-law of Victoria, dies at 37  

1897  On January - 20 mae Busch, Australian/US actress (Cowboy Socialist)  

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

1899  On this day in history alexander Tcherepnin, composer  

1900  On this day in history boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer  

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  Elisabeth I of Bohemia (d. 1330) was born on this day in history.  

1358  Eleanor of Aragon, wife of John I of Castile (d. 1382) was born on January - 20.  

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  Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Fontana d'Israel) was born on January - 20.  

1622  Susanna van Baerle, Dutch poet/wife of Geeraert Burns was born on January - 20.  

1654  On this day in history birth of michiel de Swaen, South Netherland physician/poet  

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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  Death of St. Sebastian on January - 20.  

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

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

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

1156  On this day in history death of bishop Henry, patron saint of Finland  

1191  Death of Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (b. 1167) on January - 20.  

1479  On this day in history john II, king of Aragon/Navarra, dies at 81  

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