Historical Events In April - 20
Friday, 07 August 2020
1769 In Cahokia Illinois, Pontiac, Chief of the Ottawas, murdered by an Illinois Indian; six years earlier he helped lead the Ottawa, Hurons (Wyandots), Potawatomis and Ojibwas in a rising against the British garrisons on the Great Lakes on April - 20.
1769 Pontiac, indian chief to Ottawa, murdered on this day in history.
1770 Capt Cook arrives in New South Wales on April - 20.
1775 On April - 20 british begin siege of Boston
1775 On this day in history british begin siege of Boston As a result, New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
1777 On April - 20 new York adopts new constitution as an independent state
1782 On this day in history netherlands recognizes US
1786 On April - 20 john Goodricke, English deaf & dumb astronomer, dies at 21
1792 On April - 20 france declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia
1799 Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod," premieres in Weimar on this day in history.
1808 On this day in history louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)
1809 On April - 20 napolean I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria
1809 On this day in history napoleon I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria
1809 On this day in history john Smith Preston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1881
1810 On this day in history the Governors of Caracas declares the national sovereignty from Spain.
1812 On April - 20 george Clinton, 4th US VP, dies at 73 1st VP to, die in office
1820 On April - 20 arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies
1821 On April - 20 franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67
1824 Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894 on April - 20.
1826 On April - 20 dina M Craik, writer
1827 John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896 on this day in history.
1828 On April - 20 renÃ© CailliÃ© is first non-Muslim to enter Timbouctou.
1832 On April - 20 hot Springs National Park, the first national park in the U.S., was established by an act of Congress
1836 Territory of Wisconsin created on April - 20.
1836 Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75 on April - 20.
1839 On this day in history carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)
1839 On April - 20 giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
1841 On April - 20 first detective story (Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue") published
1841 On this day in history 1st detective story (Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue") published
1850 Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man) on April - 20.
1853 On April - 20 harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad
1857 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day) on this day in history.
1858 On this day in history auguste Chapuis, composer
1860 On April - 20 charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)