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Historical Events In April - 20

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

1769  On April - 20 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.  

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

1770  On April - 20 capt Cook arrives in New South Wales  

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

1775  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1786  On April - 20 john Goodricke, English deaf & dumb astronomer, dies at 21  

1792  France declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia on April - 20.  

1799  Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod," premieres in Weimar on April - 20.  

1808  Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71) on this day in history.  

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

1809  On this day in history napoleon I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria  

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 April - 20.  

1812  George Clinton, 4th US VP, dies at 73 1st VP to, die in office on this day in history.  

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

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

1824  On this day in history alfred Holt Colquitt, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894  

1826  On April - 20 dina M Craik, writer  

1827  John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history territory of Wisconsin created  

1836  Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75 on April - 20.  

1839  Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914) on April - 20.  

1839  Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1850  Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man) on this day in history.  

1853  On April - 20 harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad  

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

1858  Auguste Chapuis, composer on this day in history.  

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  On April - 20 birth of edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)  

1494  On April - 20 birth of john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister  

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 April - 20.  

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

1633  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on this day in history.  

1646  On April - 20 birth of charles Plumier, French botanist (d. 1704)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1164  On April - 20 victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies  

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

1314  Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies on April - 20.  

1317  Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1521  On April - 20 death of zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)  

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

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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