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.