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 This day in History - June 20
388 Historic Events for June 20
1723

Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian

Birth
1730

Nonnosus Madlseder, composer

Birth
1743

Anna L Barbauld, writer of hymns

Birth
1751

Adriaen Valckenier, gov-gen of Neth-Indies (1737-41), dies at 56

Death
1756

India rebels defeat Calcutta on British army

Event
1756

146 Brit soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most die

Event
1756

Joseph Martin Kraus, composer

Birth
1763

Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish nationalist

Birth
1779

Battle of Stone Ferry

Event
1782

Congress approves Great Seal of US and eagle as it's symbol

Event
1787

Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola player/composer, dies at 63

Death
1789

Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken

Event
1791

King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution

Event
1793

Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin

Event
1819

Jacques Offenbach, Cologne, French composer (Tales of Hoffmann)

Birth
1819

320 ton Savannah becomes 1st steamship to cross any ocean (Atlantic)

Event
1823

Jesse Lee Reno, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1862

Birth
1824

George E Street, British (?) architect

Birth
1824

John Tyler Morgan, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1907

Birth
1825

Coronation of French king Charles X the Bourbon

Event
1826

Siam/England sign trade/peace treaty

Event
1833

L‚on-J-F Bonnat, painter

Birth
1833

Philip Knapton, composer, dies at 44

Death
1837

William IV, King of England, dies

Death
1837

Giovanni Furno, composer, dies at 89

Death