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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
1839

Carol I, King of Romania (1881-1914)

Birth
1839

Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies

Death
1840

Odilon Redon, French painter/author (La nuit, Rˆves)

Birth
1841

1st detective story (Poe's "Murders in Rue Morgue") published

Event
1850

Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)

Birth
1853

Harriet Tubman starts Underground Railroad

Event
1857

Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)

Birth
1857

Hermann Bang, writer

Birth
1858

Auguste Chapuis, composer

Birth
1860

Charles Gordon Curtis, US attorney/inventor (Curtis Turbine)

Birth
1860

Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch MP (SDAP)

Birth
1861

Battle of Norfolk, VA

Event
1861

Robert E Lee resigns from Union army

Event
1861

Colonel Robert E Lee resigns from Union army

Event
1865

Max HHR Nettlau, Austrian historian (Le PremiŠre Internationale)

Birth
1865

Chicago's Crosby Opera House opens

Event
1866

Victor Hollaender, composer

Birth
1869

Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe, composer, dies at 72

Death
1869

Piotr Studzinski, composer, dies at 42

Death
1870

Simeon Roncal, composer

Birth
1871

3rd Enforcement Act (President can suspend writ of habeas corpus)

Event
1871

William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)

Birth
1872

Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62

Death
1872

SF Bar Association organized

Event
1876

Gerard J Arbous, actor/publicist (Prince William of Orange)

Birth