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Historical Events In August - 20

Sunday, 16 January 2022

1856  On August - 20 wilberforce University forms in Ohio  

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  Raymond Poincar√©, France, president/PM (1912) on August - 20.  

1861  Skirmish at Jonesboro MO on August - 20.  

1864  On this day in history 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  Pres Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Tx on August - 20.  

1866  Pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over on August - 20.  

1873  Eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich) on this day in history.  

1879  Govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns on August - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1885  Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici) on August - 20.  

1885  Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1888  George Sklavos, composer on this day in history.  

1889  On August - 20 witold Friemann, composer  

1890  The birth of H.P Lovecraft, American writer on August - 20.  

1890  On this day in history h P Lovecraft, US, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness)  

1893  On August - 20 shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland  

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

1896  Dial telephone patented on this day in history.  

1897  On this day in history tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)  

1898  G Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands) on August - 20.  

1899  Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt) on August - 20.  

1900  On this day in history 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 August - 20 fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony  

1901  Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959) on August - 20.  

1902  On August - 20 ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner  

1904  On August - 20 jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  On this day in history birth of antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  

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  Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704) was born on this day in history.  

1637  On August - 20 birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  On this day in history birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

1666  On August - 20 birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on this day in history.  

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.  

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  

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

1538  On this day in history death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  

1572  Death of Miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on August - 20.  

1580  On August - 20 death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.  

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