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Historical Events In April - 20

Monday, 20 September 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 this day in history.  

1770  On this day in history capt Cook arrives in New South Wales  

1775  British begin siege of Boston on April - 20.  

1775  British begin siege of Boston As a result, New York adopts new constitution as an independent state on this day in history.  

1777  On this day in history new York adopts new constitution as an independent state  

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  Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod," premieres in Weimar on April - 20.  

1808  Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71) on April - 20.  

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 April - 20.  

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  Arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies on April - 20.  

1821  On this day in history franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67  

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

1826  Dina M Craik, writer on this day in history.  

1827  John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on April - 20.  

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

1832  Hot Springs National Park, the first national park in the U.S., was established by an act of Congress on this day in history.  

1836  On April - 20 territory of Wisconsin created  

1836  Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1839  On this day in history carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)  

1839  Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies on April - 20.  

1841  On this day in history first detective story (Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue") published  

1841  On April - 20 1st detective story (Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue") published  

1850  On this day in history daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)  

1853  Harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad on April - 20.  

1857  Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day) on April - 20.  

1858  On this day in history auguste Chapuis, composer  

1860  On April - 20 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 April - 20.  

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

1494  On this day in history birth of john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister  

1586  On April - 20 birth of saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)  

1592  John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author was born on April - 20.  

1594  On this day in history birth of matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer  

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

1646  Charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704) was born on April - 20.  

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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 April - 20.  

1176  On April - 20 death of richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)  

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  On this day in history elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies  

1558  On this day in history death of johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b. 1485)  

1632  On this day in history death of nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake  

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