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Historical Events In December - 20

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

1720  On December - 20 charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender]  

1729  Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer on December - 20.  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie's army meets de Esk on December - 20.  

1749  On this day in history pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies  

1758  Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer on this day in history.  

1774  On this day in history guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer  

1780  England declares war on Netherlands on December - 20.  

1783  Antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54 on December - 20.  

1786  Pietro Raimondi, composer on this day in history.  

1790  First successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI) on December - 20.  

1790  On December - 20 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)  

1793  On this day in history joseph Legros, composer, dies at 54  

1798  On this day in history cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72  

1799  On this day in history david Traugott Nicolai, composer, dies at 66  

1803  Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27M on December - 20.  

1807  On this day in history richard Lucian Page, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901  

1808  On this day in history thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887  

1809  On this day in history friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer  

1812  Achille Peri, composer on December - 20.  

1812  Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clark, dies on this day in history.  

1813  Samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82) on December - 20.  

1815  Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1819  On this day in history john Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850)  

1819  On December - 20 louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer, dies at 50  

1820  Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 and 50 on December - 20.  

1820  Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50 on December - 20.  

1821  Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75 on December - 20.  

1823  Franz Schuberts "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna on this day in history.  

1825  On December - 20 romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888  

1830  England, France, Prussia, Austria & Russia recognize Belgium on this day in history.  

1833  Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth on this day in history.  

1850  Hawaiian post office established on December - 20.  

1858  On December - 20 jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)  

1859  Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher on December - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on this day in history.  

1537  On December - 20 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on this day in history.  

1566  On this day in history birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on December - 20.  

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on December - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.  

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on December - 20.  

1022  On December - 20 death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on this day in history.  

1494  On December - 20 death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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