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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1745

Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry

Birth
1748

Guillaume Albert Teniers, composer

Birth
1748

Georg Michael Telemann, composer

Birth
1759

Georg Friedrich H„ndel, buried in Westminster Abbey

Death
1761

Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer

Birth
1768

Giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70

Death
1769

Pontiac, indian chief to Ottawa, murdered

Death
1770

Capt Cook arrives in New South Wales

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1775

British begin siege of Boston

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1777

New York adopts new constitution as an independent state

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1786

John Goodricke, English deaf and dumb astronomer, dies at 21

Death
1792

France declares war on Austria, Prussia and Sardinia

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1799

Napoleon issues a decree calling for establishing Jerusalem for Jews

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1799

Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod," premieres in Weimar

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1808

Louis-Napoleon (Napoleon III), emperor of France (1852-71)

Birth
1809

Napoleon I defeats Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

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1809

John Smith Preston, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1881

Birth
1812

George Clinton, 4th US VP, dies at 73 1st VP to, die in office

Death
1820

Arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies

Death
1821

Franz K Achard, German physicist/chemist, dies at 67

Death
1824

Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1894

Birth
1826

Dina M Craik, writer

Birth
1827

John Gibbon, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1896

Birth
1836

Johan I Jozef, monarch of Liechtenstein/fieldmarshal, dies at 75

Death
1836

Territory of Wisconsin created

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