Historical Events In August - 20
Saturday, 06 March 2021
1672 Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49 on this day in history.
1679 On August - 20 jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60
1702 Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal on August - 20.
1710 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson) on August - 20.
1720 Bernard de Bury, composer on this day in history.
1741 Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering on August - 20.
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland on this day in history.
1756 Bernardo Bittoni, composer on August - 20.
1764 On August - 20 charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies
1778 Bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile on August - 20.
1781 George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis on August - 20.
1785 Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy") on August - 20.
1788 On August - 20 jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer
1791 On August - 20 danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska
1794 On August - 20 gen Mad Anthony Wayne routes Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio
1794 On August - 20 gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio
1795 On this day in history joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England
1799 On this day in history heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician
1799 On August - 20 johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37
1802 On this day in history cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867
1804 On August - 20 charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
1811 Gilman Marston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 on this day in history.
1813 On this day in history jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74
1820 On August - 20 adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer
1823 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83 on this day in history.
1824 On August - 20 absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905
1825 On August - 20 richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68
1828 On this day in history gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory," premieres in Paris
1832 On August - 20 thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913
1833 On this day in history the birth of Benjamin Harrison, Former (23rd) US President
1833 Benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, (R) 23rd Pres (1889-1893) on this day in history.
1842 On this day in history juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter
1852 Steamer "Atlantic" collided with fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard on this day in history.
1854 Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79 on August - 20.