Historical Events In August - 20
Thursday, 24 June 2021
1856 On this day in history wilberforce University forms in Ohio
1856 On this day in history innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]
1856 Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80 on August - 20.
1860 On August - 20 raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)
1861 Skirmish at Jonesboro MO on August - 20.
1864 On August - 20 8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3900 casualties)
1864 On August - 20 daniel Chaplin, US Union brig-general, dies
1865 On this day in history pres Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Tx
1866 On August - 20 pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over
1873 On this day in history eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich)
1879 On this day in history govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns
1881 On August - 20 edgar Albert Guest, Detroit Mich, poet/newspaperman
1882 The first CPR train reaches Regina Saskatchewan on this day in history.
1882 Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow on this day in history.
1885 On this day in history dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)
1885 On August - 20 edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42
1886 On August - 20 paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
1888 On this day in history longest US men's single tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80-game 1st-round contest
1888 On this day in history george Sklavos, composer
1889 On August - 20 witold Friemann, composer
1890 The birth of H.P Lovecraft, American writer on this day in history.
1890 H P Lovecraft, US, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness) on this day in history.
1893 On August - 20 shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG) on this day in history.
1896 On August - 20 dial telephone patented
1897 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet) on August - 20.
1898 G Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands) on August - 20.
1899 Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt) on August - 20.
1900 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games on this day in history.
1900 Edward J "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147 break on August - 20.
1901 Fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony on this day in history.
1901 On August - 20 salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959)
1902 On August - 20 ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner
1904 Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA) on this day in history.