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Historical Events In December - 20

Monday, 04 July 2022

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

1758  On this day in history othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer  

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

1780  On this day in history england declares war on Netherlands  

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

1786  Pietro Raimondi, composer on December - 20.  

1790  First successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI) on this day in history.  

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

1793  Joseph Legros, composer, dies at 54 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer  

1812  Achille Peri, composer on this day in history.  

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

1813  On December - 20 samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)  

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

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  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 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  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 this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on December - 20.  

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  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

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

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

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  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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