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 This day in History - October 20
417 Historic Events for October 20
1740

Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia

Event
1740

Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)

Birth
1740

Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies

Death
1751

Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort

Event
1751

Hendrik van Stralen, Dutch MP/secretary of Interior

Birth
1759

Marie Jean H‚rault de S‚chelles, French author/politician

Birth
1765

William August duke of Cumberland, Engl supreme commander, dies at 44

Death
1774

Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment

Event
1780

M Pauline Bonaparte, Corsican duchess of Parma/Guastalla

Birth
1784

Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English minister of Foreign affairs

Birth
1786

Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

Event
1788

Philip Knapton, composer

Birth
1792

Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer

Birth
1792

Colin Campbell/Lord Clyde, British officer (Sepoy-uprising)

Birth
1794

James Adam, System architect (essays on agriculture), dies at about 64

Death
1803

US Senate ratifies Louisiana Purchase

Event
1808

Karl [Theodor] Andree, German geographer/journalist (Globus)

Birth
1812

Austin Flint, 19th century heart research pioneer

Birth
1813

German Kingdom of Westphalia abolished

Event
1817

1st Mississippi "Showboat," leaves Nashville on maiden voyage

Event
1818

49th parallel forms as border between US and Canada

Event
1818

US and Britain agree to joint control of Oregon country

Event
1819

Lambert-Fran‡ois Godecharle, composer, dies at 66

Death
1819

Mirza Ali Mohammad, [The B b], forerunner of Bah 'u'll h

Birth
1819

Karol Mikuli, composer

Birth