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Historical Events In April - 20

Sunday, 03 July 2022

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 this day in history.  

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

1775  British begin siege of Boston on April - 20.  

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  On this day in history netherlands recognizes US  

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

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

1799  On this day in history 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 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  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 April - 20.  

1824  On April - 20 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 April - 20.  

1828  On this day in history rené Caillié is first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.  

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

1841  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1858  On this day in history auguste Chapuis, composer  

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

1586  On this day in history birth of saint Rose of Lima, Peruvian saint (d. 1617)  

1592  On this day in history birth of john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author  

1594  Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1317  On April - 20 agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies  

1521  On this day in history death of zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)  

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 April - 20.  

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

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