Historical Events In August - 20
Monday, 14 June 2021
1672 On August - 20 cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49
1679 On this day in history jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60
1702 On this day in history stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal
1710 On August - 20 thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)
1720 Bernard de Bury, composer on August - 20.
1741 Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering on August - 20.
1745 On August - 20 bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland
1756 Bernardo Bittoni, composer on August - 20.
1764 On this day in history charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies
1778 Bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile on this day in history.
1781 On August - 20 george Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis
1785 Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy") on August - 20.
1788 On August - 20 jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer
1791 Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska on August - 20.
1794 Gen Mad Anthony Wayne routes Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio on this day in history.
1794 Gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio on August - 20.
1795 On August - 20 joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England
1799 On August - 20 heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician
1799 On this day in history johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37
1802 Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867 on this day in history.
1804 On August - 20 charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition
1811 On August - 20 gilman Marston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
1813 On this day in history jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74
1820 Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer on August - 20.
1823 On August - 20 pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83
1824 Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905 on this day in history.
1825 Richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68 on August - 20.
1828 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory," premieres in Paris on August - 20.
1832 Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913 on August - 20.
1833 On August - 20 the birth of Benjamin Harrison, Former (23rd) US President
1833 On August - 20 benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, (R) 23rd Pres (1889-1893)
1842 On this day in history juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter
1852 On this day in history steamer "Atlantic" collided with fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard
1854 Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79 on this day in history.