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 This day in History - February 20
473 Historic Events for February 20
1854

Louis F M van Westerhoven, actor/singer/opera director (Youth)

Birth
1855

Joseph Hume, social reformer, dies

Death
1856

John Rutledge, Liverpool-NY steamer, hits iceberg; many die

Event
1860

Henry Drummond, English banker/religious leader, dies at 69

Death
1861

Steeple of Chichester Cathedral blown down during a storm

Event
1861

Dept of Navy of Confederacy forms

Event
1861

Nicolaas van Meeteren, Cura‡ao, folklorist

Birth
1864

Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida

Event
1865

M I T forms 1st US collegiate architectural school

Event
1869

Tenn Gov W C Brownlow declares martial law in Ku Klux Klan crisis

Event
1870

Pieter Cornelis Boutens, Holland, mystic poet/scholar (Verzen)

Birth
1872

Silas Noble and JP Cooley patents toothpick manufacturing machine

Event
1872

Hydraulic electric elevator patented by Cyrus Baldwin

Event
1872

Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags

Event
1872

Metropolitan Museum of Art opens (NYC)

Event
1873

U of Calif gets its 1st Med School (UC/SF)

Event
1874

Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star

Birth
1876

Fyodor Akimenko, composer

Birth
1877

1st cantilever bridge in US completed, Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Event
1877

International Association (minor baseball league) organizes

Event
1881

Pedro Mu¤oz Seca, Spanish playwright (Vengeanza de Don Mendo)

Birth
1883

Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)

Birth
1886

Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)

Birth
1887

David McKinley Williams, composer

Birth
1887

Hesketh Pearson, England, biographer/playwright (Writ for Libel)

Birth