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.