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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 August - 20.  

1637  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1572  Death of Miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on August - 20.  

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

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.  

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