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.