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Historical Events In August - 20

Friday, 18 September 2020

1672  Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49 on August - 20.  

1679  Jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

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

1710  Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson) on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history bernard de Bury, composer  

1741  Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering on this day in history.  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland on August - 20.  

1756  On August - 20 bernardo Bittoni, composer  

1764  On August - 20 charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies  

1778  On August - 20 bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile  

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  Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer on this day in history.  

1791  On this day in history danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska  

1794  On this day in history gen Mad Anthony Wayne routes Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio  

1794  On this day in history gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio  

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 this day in history.  

1802  Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867 on August - 20.  

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 August - 20.  

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  On August - 20 absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905  

1825  Richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68 on August - 20.  

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

1832  On August - 20 thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913  

1833  On August - 20 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  Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter on this day in history.  

1852  On August - 20 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 August - 20.  

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

1561  On this day in history birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

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

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

1637  Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam was born on August - 20.  

1665  On August - 20 birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

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

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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  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 August - 20 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  On this day in history death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  

1632  On this day in history death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  

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