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Historical Events In August - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

1856  On August - 20 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 this day in history raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)  

1861  Skirmish at Jonesboro MO on this day in history.  

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

1864  Daniel Chaplin, US Union brig-general, dies on August - 20.  

1865  Pres Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Tx on August - 20.  

1866  On this day in history pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over  

1873  On August - 20 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  On August - 20 the first CPR train reaches Regina Saskatchewan  

1882  Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow on this day in history.  

1885  On August - 20 dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)  

1885  On August - 20 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  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 on August - 20.  

1888  On August - 20 george Sklavos, composer  

1889  Witold Friemann, composer on this day in history.  

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 August - 20.  

1893  Shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland on August - 20.  

1895  On August - 20 start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG)  

1896  Dial telephone patented on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)  

1900  Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games on August - 20.  

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

1901  On August - 20 fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony  

1901  On this day in history salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959)  

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

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  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on this day in history.  

1526  On this day in history birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1637  Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam was born on August - 20.  

1665  On August - 20 birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

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 August - 20.  

0984  On August - 20 john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1153  On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  On August - 20 geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on this day in history.  

1572  On August - 20 death of miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  

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

1632  On this day in history death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  

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