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 This day in History - December 20
371 Historic Events for December 20
1815

Giovanni Meli, Sicilian poet (Buccolica), dies at 75

Death
1819

John Geary, 1st SF postmaster, 1st mayor (May 1, 1850)

Birth
1819

Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis, composer, dies at 50

Death
1820

Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 and 50

Event
1821

Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75

Death
1823

Franz Schuberts "Ballet-Musik aus Rosamunde," premieres in Vienna

Event
1825

Romeyn Beck Ayres, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1888

Birth
1830

England, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium

Event
1833

Samuel A Mudd, doctor, convicted of giving medical aid to JW Booth

Birth
1841

Ferdinand-¬źdouard Buisson, France, educator (Nobel Peace Prize 1927)

Birth
1850

Hawaiian post office established

Event
1858

Jean/Johannes T "Jan" Toorop, Dutch painter/graphic artist (3 Brides)

Birth
1859

Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher

Birth
1860

SC votes 169-0 for Ordinace of Secession, 1st state to secede

Event
1861

Battle of Dranesville, VA

Event
1862

Brig-gen Nathan B Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky

Event
1862

Battle of Holly Spring, MS

Event
1862

-Jan 3rd] Vicksburg campaign

Event
1862

-Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA

Event
1864

-Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC

Event
1865

Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)

Birth
1865

De Clear-Alkmaar railway opens

Event
1867

Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer

Birth
1868

Harvey S Firestone, Industrialist, where the rubber meets the road

Birth
1869

Charley Grapewin, Xenia OH, actor (Wizard of Oz, Libeled Lady)

Birth