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Historical Events In August - 20

Monday, 03 October 2022

1856  Wilberforce University forms in Ohio on this day in history.  

1856  On August - 20 innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]  

1856  On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80  

1860  On this day in history raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)  

1861  On this day in history skirmish at Jonesboro MO  

1864  8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3900 casualties) on August - 20.  

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  Pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over on August - 20.  

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  Edgar Albert Guest, Detroit Mich, poet/newspaperman on this day in history.  

1882  The first CPR train reaches Regina Saskatchewan on this day in history.  

1882  Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow on August - 20.  

1885  On this day in history dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)  

1885  On this day in history edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42  

1886  Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung) on August - 20.  

1888  On August - 20 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  George Sklavos, composer on August - 20.  

1889  Witold Friemann, composer on August - 20.  

1890  The birth of H.P Lovecraft, American writer on this day in history.  

1890  On August - 20 h P Lovecraft, US, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness)  

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 this day in history dial telephone patented  

1897  On this day in history tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)  

1898  On August - 20 g Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands)  

1899  Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt) on August - 20.  

1900  On August - 20 great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games  

1900  Edward J "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147 break on August - 20.  

1901  On this day in history fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony  

1901  Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959) on this day in history.  

1902  Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner on August - 20.  

1904  Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA) on August - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  On August - 20 birth of antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  

1526  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on August - 20.  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on August - 20.  

1625  On August - 20 birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright  

1632  On August - 20 birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  

1637  On this day in history birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  On this day in history birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

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

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  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.  

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

1384  On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

1538  On this day in history death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  

1572  On this day in history death of miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  

1580  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on August - 20.  

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.  

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