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Historical Events In August - 20

Sunday, 28 November 2021

1672  Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49 on this day in history.  

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

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 August - 20 bernard de Bury, composer  

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

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

1756  Bernardo Bittoni, composer on August - 20.  

1764  Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies on this day in history.  

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

1781  On this day in history george Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis  

1785  Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy") on this day in history.  

1788  On this day in history jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer  

1791  Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska on August - 20.  

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

1794  Gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio on this day in history.  

1795  On this day in history joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England  

1799  On this day in history heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician  

1799  On August - 20 johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37  

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

1804  Charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition on this day in history.  

1811  Gilman Marston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1890 on this day in history.  

1813  On August - 20 jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74  

1820  On August - 20 adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer  

1823  On August - 20 pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83  

1824  On this day in history absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905  

1825  On this day in history richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68  

1828  On this day in history gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory," premieres in Paris  

1832  Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913 on August - 20.  

1833  The birth of Benjamin Harrison, Former (23rd) US President on this day in history.  

1833  Benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, (R) 23rd Pres (1889-1893) on this day in history.  

1842  Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter on August - 20.  

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  On this day in history 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  On August - 20 birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  

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

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  On August - 20 death of miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  

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

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

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