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Historical Events In August - 20

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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 this day in history stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal  

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

1720  Bernard de Bury, composer on August - 20.  

1741  On this day in history alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering  

1745  On August - 20 bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland  

1756  Bernardo Bittoni, composer on August - 20.  

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

1778  Bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile on August - 20.  

1781  On August - 20 george Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis  

1785  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1794  Gen Mad Anthony Wayne routes Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio on August - 20.  

1794  Gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio on August - 20.  

1795  On this day in history 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 August - 20 charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis & Clark Expedition  

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

1813  Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74 on August - 20.  

1820  Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1825  On August - 20 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  On this day in history the birth of Benjamin Harrison, Former (23rd) US President  

1833  On this day in history 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  Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79 on August - 20.  

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

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

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1666  Alphonse d' Eve, composer was born on August - 20.  

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

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.  

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 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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