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Historical Events In April - 20

Sunday, 16 May 2021

1769  In Cahokia Illinois, Pontiac, Chief of the Ottawas, murdered by an Illinois Indian; six years earlier he helped lead the Ottawa, Hurons (Wyandots), Potawatomis and Ojibwas in a rising against the British garrisons on the Great Lakes on April - 20.  

1769  Pontiac, indian chief to Ottawa, murdered on April - 20.  

1770  Capt Cook arrives in New South Wales on this day in history.  

1775  British begin siege of Boston on this day in history.  

1775  On April - 20 british begin siege of Boston As a result, New York adopts new constitution as an independent state  

1777  New York adopts new constitution as an independent state on April - 20.  

1782  Netherlands recognizes US on April - 20.  

1786  John Goodricke, English deaf & dumb astronomer, dies at 21 on April - 20.  

1792  On this day in history france declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia  

1799  On this day in history friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod," premieres in Weimar  

1808  On April - 20 louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)  

1809  Napolean I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria on this day in history.  

1809  Napoleon I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria on this day in history.  

1809  John Smith Preston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1881 on this day in history.  

1810  The Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain on this day in history.  

1812  George Clinton, 4th US VP, dies at 73 1st VP to, die in office on April - 20.  

1820  On this day in history arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies  

1821  On April - 20 franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67  

1824  Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894 on April - 20.  

1826  On April - 20 dina M Craik, writer  

1827  On this day in history john Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896  

1828  René Caillié is first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou on April - 20.  

1832  On April - 20 hot Springs National Park, the first national park in the U.S., was established by an act of Congress  

1836  On April - 20 territory of Wisconsin created  

1836  On April - 20 johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75  

1839  On April - 20 carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)  

1839  On this day in history giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies  

1841  On April - 20 first detective story (Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue") published  

1841  1st detective story (Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue") published on this day in history.  

1850  Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man) on April - 20.  

1853  Harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad on this day in history.  

1857  On April - 20 charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)  

1858  Auguste Chapuis, composer on April - 20.  

1860  On this day in history charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0702  Jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765) was born on this day in history.  

1442  Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) was born on April - 20.  

1494  John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister was born on this day in history.  

1586  Saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617) was born on this day in history.  

1592  John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author was born on this day in history.  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on April - 20.  

1633  On April - 20 birth of emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654)  

1646  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1164  Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on this day in history.  

1176  Death of Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130) on April - 20.  

1314  On this day in history clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies  

1317  Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on April - 20.  

1521  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on April - 20.  

1534  Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on this day in history.  

1558  Death of Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485) on this day in history.  

1632  Death of Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on this day in history.  

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