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Historical Events In December - 20

Friday, 05 March 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 this day in history.  

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

1758  On December - 20 othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer  

1774  Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer on this day in history.  

1780  On this day in history england declares war on Netherlands  

1783  On December - 20 antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54  

1786  On December - 20 pietro Raimondi, composer  

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

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

1793  On December - 20 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  On this day in history louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27M  

1807  Richard Lucian Page, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901 on this day in history.  

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

1809  Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer on December - 20.  

1812  Achille Peri, composer on this day in history.  

1812  Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clark, dies on December - 20.  

1813  On this day in history samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)  

1815  On December - 20 giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75  

1819  John Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850) on December - 20.  

1819  Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer, dies at 50 on December - 20.  

1820  On this day in history missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 and 50  

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

1821  On this day in history gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75  

1823  On this day in history 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 December - 20.  

1833  On this day in history samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth  

1850  On this day in history hawaiian post office established  

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

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  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  On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  On December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1626  On December - 20 birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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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 December - 20.  

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  On December - 20 alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

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 December - 20.  

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

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.  

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