Historical Events In August - 20
Sunday, 07 March 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 On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80
1860 Raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912) on August - 20.
1861 On this day in history skirmish at Jonesboro MO
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 August - 20 pres Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Tx
1866 On this day in history pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over
1873 Eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich) on this day in history.
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 August - 20.
1882 On this day in history tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
1885 On August - 20 dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)
1885 Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42 on August - 20.
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 On August - 20 george Sklavos, composer
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 August - 20.
1896 Dial telephone patented on August - 20.
1897 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet) on August - 20.
1898 G Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands) on this day in history.
1899 Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt) on August - 20.
1900 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games on August - 20.
1900 On August - 20 edward J "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147 break
1901 On August - 20 fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony
1901 Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959) on August - 20.
1902 Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner on August - 20.
1904 On this day in history jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)