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 This day in History - December 20
371 Historic Events for December 20
1688

Prince Willem III's troops pull into London

Event
1694

Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben

Event
1699

Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1

Event
1720

Charles Edward Stuart, [Bonnie Prince Charlie/Young Pretender]

Birth
1729

Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer

Birth
1738

Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer, dies at 56

Death
1745

Bonnie Prince Charlie's army meets de Esk

Event
1749

Pakubuwono II, susuhunan of Mataram Java, dies

Death
1758

Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer

Birth
1774

Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, composer

Birth
1780

England declares war on Netherlands

Event
1783

Antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54

Death
1786

Pietro Raimondi, composer

Birth
1790

1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)

Event
1793

Joseph Legros, composer, dies at 54

Death
1798

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72

Death
1799

David Traugott Nicolai, composer, dies at 66

Death
1803

Louisiana Purchase formally transferred from France to US for $27M

Event
1805

Thomas Graham, father of colloid chemistry

Birth
1807

Richard Lucian Page, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1901

Birth
1808

Thomas Tinsley Craven, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1887

Birth
1809

Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer

Birth
1812

Sacagawea, Shoshone interpreter for Lewis and Clark, dies

Death
1812

Achille Peri, composer

Birth
1813

Samuel Jordan Kirkwood, (Gov-Iowa)/US Sect of Interior (1881-82)

Birth