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 This day in History - January 20
420 Historic Events for January 20
1809

Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)

Birth
1812

Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1892

Birth
1813

C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79

Death
1813

Jacon Gartner Lauman, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1867

Birth
1819

Carlos IV, King of Spain (1788-1808), dies at 70

Death
1820

Anne Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women

Birth
1830

Michal Bogdanowicz, composer, dies at 50

Death
1831

Pieter J Joubert, general (South Africa)

Birth
1837

John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84

Death
1838

Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64

Death
1840

Dutch King Willem II crowned

Event
1840

Dumont D'Urville discovers Ad‚lie Land, Antarctica

Event
1841

China cedes Hong Kong to British

Event
1843

Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid, Constantinople, London)

Birth
1844

Johan Peter Selmer, composer

Birth
1847

W R Pettiford, Founder (Alabama Penny Savings Bank)

Birth
1850

Investigator, 1st ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England

Event
1855

Amedee-Ernest Chausson, composer

Birth
1857

Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, composer, dies at 32

Death
1859

B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73

Death
1859

Bettina Brentano, composer, dies at 73

Death
1860

Dutch troops conquer Watampone in Celebes

Event
1862

Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines

Death
1865

Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck

Birth
1866

Prim's Insurrection in Spain ends

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