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Historical Events In December - 20

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1720  On this day in history charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender]  

1729  On December - 20 franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer  

1745  Bonnie Prince Charlie's army meets de Esk on this day in history.  

1749  On December - 20 pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies  

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

1774  On December - 20 guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer  

1780  On December - 20 england declares war on Netherlands  

1783  On this day in history antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54  

1786  On this day in history pietro Raimondi, composer  

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

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

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

1798  Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72 on December - 20.  

1799  On December - 20 david Traugott Nicolai, composer, dies at 66  

1803  Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27M on this day in history.  

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

1808  Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887 on December - 20.  

1809  On December - 20 friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer  

1812  Achille Peri, composer on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for Lewis & Clark, dies  

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

1815  Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75 on December - 20.  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

1830  On this day in history england, France, Prussia, Austria & Russia recognize Belgium  

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 December - 20 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 this day in history 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  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on December - 20.  

1594  On December - 20 birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

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

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  Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on this day in history.  

0217  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On December - 20 death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

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

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

1355  On December - 20 stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

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

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