Historical Events In August - 20
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
1856 On August - 20 wilberforce University forms in Ohio
1856 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1] on August - 20.
1856 On this day in history philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80
1860 On August - 20 raymond Poincaré, France, president/PM (1912)
1861 Skirmish at Jonesboro MO on August - 20.
1864 On August - 20 8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3900 casualties)
1864 On this day in history daniel Chaplin, US Union brig-general, dies
1865 On August - 20 pres Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Tx
1866 On this day in history pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over
1873 Eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich) on August - 20.
1879 On this day in history govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns
1881 Edgar Albert Guest, Detroit Mich, poet/newspaperman on August - 20.
1882 The first CPR train reaches Regina Saskatchewan on this day in history.
1882 On this day in history tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow
1885 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici) on August - 20.
1885 On August - 20 edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42
1886 On August - 20 paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)
1888 On August - 20 longest US men's single tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80-game 1st-round contest
1888 George Sklavos, composer on this day in history.
1889 Witold Friemann, composer on this day in history.
1890 The birth of H.P Lovecraft, American writer on August - 20.
1890 H P Lovecraft, US, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness) on August - 20.
1893 Shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland on this day in history.
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG) on August - 20.
1896 Dial telephone patented on August - 20.
1897 Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet) on this day in history.
1898 On August - 20 g Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands)
1899 On August - 20 hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)
1900 Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games on this day in history.
1900 On August - 20 edward J "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147 break
1901 Fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony on this day in history.
1901 On this day in history salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959)
1902 On this day in history ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner
1904 Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA) on this day in history.