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Historical Events In August - 20

Sunday, 14 August 2022

1672  On this day in history cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49  

1679  On August - 20 jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60  

1702  On August - 20 stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal  

1710  On this day in history thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)  

1720  On August - 20 bernard de Bury, composer  

1741  On August - 20 alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering  

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland  

1756  On this day in history bernardo Bittoni, composer  

1764  Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies on August - 20.  

1778  Bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile on this day in history.  

1781  George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis on this day in history.  

1785  On August - 20 oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")  

1788  On this day in history 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  Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician on August - 20.  

1799  Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37 on August - 20.  

1802  Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867 on this day in history.  

1804  On this day in history charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition  

1811  Gilman Marston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 on August - 20.  

1813  Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1820  On this day in history adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer  

1823  Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83 on August - 20.  

1824  Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905 on August - 20.  

1825  Richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1828  Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory," premieres in Paris on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913  

1833  The birth of Benjamin Harrison, Former (23rd) US President on August - 20.  

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  Steamer "Atlantic" collided with fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard on August - 20.  

1854  On this day in history friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  On this day in history birth of antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  

1526  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on this day in history.  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on this day in history.  

1625  On August - 20 birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright  

1632  Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.  

1637  On this day in history birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  On this day in history birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

1666  On this day in history birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On August - 20 death of mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick  

0984  On August - 20 john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

1538  On August - 20 death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  

1572  Death of Miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on August - 20.  

1580  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on this day in history.  

1632  On August - 20 death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  

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