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 This day in History - March 20
415 Historic Events for March 20
1874

Hans Christian Lumbye, composer, dies at 63

Death
1882

Ren‚ Coty, Le Harve France, president of France (1953-58)

Birth
1883

Karl Hasse, composer

Birth
1883

Colin Campbell, Falkirk Scot, actress (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys)

Birth
1883

Unity treaty of Paris signed: protects industrial property

Event
1885

Hendrik A de Fish, [Henri Pauwels], Flemish philological/sociologist

Birth
1885

Eugen Herrigel, Germany, philosopher/early pioneer of Zen in Europe

Birth
1885

Yiddish theater opens in NY with Golldfaden operetta

Event
1885

John Matzeliger of Suriname patents shoe lacing machine

Event
1886

1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass

Event
1887

Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian, dies at 73

Death
1888

Start of the Sherlock Holmes Adventure, "A Scandal in Bohemia"

Event
1888

S V Vegesack, writer

Birth
1890

German emperor Wilhelm II fires republic chancellor Otto Von Bismarck

Event
1890

General Federation of Womans' Clubs founded

Event
1890

Lauritz Melchior, Copenhagen Denmark, baritone tenor (Natl Symphony)

Birth
1892

Arthor Goring Thomas, composer, dies at 41

Death
1894

Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian freedom fighter/president (1849), dies at 91

Death
1896

Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens

Event
1896

Hal Walker, Ottumwa Ia, director (I Married Joan)

Birth
1896

Uprising in Matabeleland

Event
1897

1st known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats Penn 32-10

Event
1897

France signs treaty with emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

Event
1897

1st US orthodox Jewish Rabbinical seminary (RIETS) incorporates in NY

Event
1898

Luis Pal‚s Matos, Puerto Rican poet (Tunt£n the paso y grifer¡a), dies

Death