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Historical Events In April - 20

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

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  On April - 20 capt Cook arrives in New South Wales  

1775  On this day in history british begin siege of Boston  

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 April - 20 new York adopts new constitution as an independent state  

1782  On this day in history netherlands recognizes US  

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

1792  On April - 20 france declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia  

1799  On April - 20 friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod," premieres in Weimar  

1808  On this day in history louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)  

1809  Napolean I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria on April - 20.  

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

1809  On this day in history john Smith Preston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1881  

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

1812  On this day in history george Clinton, 4th US VP, dies at 73 1st VP to, die in office  

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

1821  Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

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

1826  Dina M Craik, writer on April - 20.  

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

1828  On April - 20 rené Caillié is first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.  

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

1836  On this day in history territory of Wisconsin created  

1836  On this day in history johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75  

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

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

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

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

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

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 April - 20.  

1860  Charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0702  On this day in history birth of jafar Sadiq, Muslim scholar (d. 765)  

1442  Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1594  On April - 20 birth of matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer  

1633  Emperor Go-Komyo of Japan (d. 1654) was born on April - 20.  

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

1176  On this day in history 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  On this day in history agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

1521  Death of Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on April - 20.  

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