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Historical Events In August - 20

Sunday, 27 September 2020

1856  On this day in history wilberforce University forms in Ohio  

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  Raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912) on August - 20.  

1861  Skirmish at Jonesboro MO on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history 8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3900 casualties)  

1864  On this day in history daniel Chaplin, US Union brig-general, dies  

1865  On August - 20 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  Govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns on August - 20.  

1881  On this day in history 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 August - 20.  

1885  Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici) on August - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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  George Sklavos, composer on this day in history.  

1889  On August - 20 witold Friemann, composer  

1890  On this day in history the birth of H.P Lovecraft, American writer  

1890  H P Lovecraft, US, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness) on August - 20.  

1893  On this day in history shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland  

1895  Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG) on this day in history.  

1896  Dial telephone patented on this day in history.  

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

1898  G Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands) on August - 20.  

1899  Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 20.  

1902  On August - 20 ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner  

1904  Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA) on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1561  On August - 20 birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

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

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  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on August - 20.  

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  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on this day in history.  

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.  

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

1580  On August - 20 death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  

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

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