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 This day in History - July 20
421 Historic Events for July 20
1663

Pierre Drevet, French engraver

Birth
1709

James Harris, philosopher

Birth
1720

Ignaz Vitzthumb, composer

Birth
1726

William Jones, composer

Birth
1732

Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer, dies at 51

Death
1744

Henri Hamal, composer

Birth
1749

Earl of Chesterfield says "Idleness is only refuge of weak minds"

Event
1752

John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85

Death
1761

Joseph Lefebvre, composer

Birth
1762

Jakob Haibel, composer

Birth
1762

Christoph Nichelsmann, German klavecinist/composer, dies

Death
1766

Thomas Bruce, earl of Elgin and Kincardine, British diplomat

Birth
1766

Isabelle Farnese, queen of Spain, dies

Death
1773

Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Event
1779

Ignaz Schuster, composer

Birth
1785

Mahmud II, sultan of Turkey (1808-39)/Westernizer/reformer

Birth
1793

Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski)

Birth
1796

Edward Hodges, composer

Birth
1801

Elisha Brown Jr pressed a 1,235 pound cheese ball at his farm

Event
1803

Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet

Birth
1803

Jakob Zeugheer, composer

Birth
1804

Richard Owen, British zoologist

Birth
1806

John Sterling, writer (Representative Victorian)

Birth
1808

Fran‡ois-Hippolyte Barthelemon, composer, dies at 66

Death
1808

Napoleon decrees all French Jews adopt family names

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