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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)  

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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  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on this day in history.  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on August - 20.  

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

1632  On this day in history 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 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 this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

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

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

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

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