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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on this day in history.  

1526  On August - 20 birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

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

1625  On this day in history birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright  

1632  Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on August - 20.  

1637  On August - 20 birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on August - 20.  

1666  Alphonse d' Eve, composer was born on this day in history.  

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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  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.  

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on August - 20.  

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

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.  

1572  Death of Miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on this day in history.  

1580  On August - 20 death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  

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

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