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Historical Events In August - 20

Saturday, 06 March 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  Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal on August - 20.  

1710  Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson) on August - 20.  

1720  Bernard de Bury, composer on this day in history.  

1741  Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering on August - 20.  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland on this day in history.  

1756  Bernardo Bittoni, composer on August - 20.  

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

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

1781  George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis on August - 20.  

1785  Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy") on August - 20.  

1788  On August - 20 jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer  

1791  On August - 20 danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska  

1794  On August - 20 gen Mad Anthony Wayne routes Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio  

1794  On August - 20 gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio  

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  On this day in history cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867  

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  On this day in history jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74  

1820  On August - 20 adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer  

1823  Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1824  On August - 20 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  On August - 20 thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913  

1833  On this day in history 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  On this day in history juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter  

1852  Steamer "Atlantic" collided with fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard on this day in history.  

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  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on August - 20.  

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

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on August - 20.  

1632  Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1666  On August - 20 birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.  

0984  On August - 20 john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

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

1384  On August - 20 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 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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