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Historical Events In December - 20

Friday, 18 September 2020

1720  Charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender] on this day in history.  

1729  On December - 20 franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer  

1745  On this day in history bonnie Prince Charlie's army meets de Esk  

1749  Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies on December - 20.  

1758  On December - 20 othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer  

1774  Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer on December - 20.  

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  On this day in history pietro Raimondi, composer  

1790  On this day in history first successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)  

1790  On this day in history 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)  

1793  On December - 20 joseph Legros, composer, dies at 54  

1798  On December - 20 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 this day in history.  

1807  On December - 20 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  Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history achille Peri, composer  

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 December - 20 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 this day in history.  

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

1821  Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1823  On December - 20 franz Schuberts "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna  

1825  Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888 on December - 20.  

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 December - 20.  

1850  Hawaiian post office established on December - 20.  

1858  Jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides) on this day in history.  

1859  On December - 20 antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On December - 20 birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

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 December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

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

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on December - 20.  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On December - 20 death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on December - 20.  

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on December - 20.  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on December - 20.  

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