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 This day in History - July 20
421 Historic Events for July 20
1810

Colombia declares independence from Spain

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1811

James Bruce, earl of Elgin and Kincardine, governor (Jamaica)

Birth
1814

Ivan S Gagarin, Russian theologist

Birth
1816

William Bowman, English anatomist

Birth
1819

Paul Henrion, composer

Birth
1819

John Playfair, Scottish geologist/mathematician, dies

Death
1824

Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussia, Brig General (Union volunteers)

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1824

Joan M Kemper, lawyer (layed-out Civil Code), dies

Death
1825

Joseph-Denis Doche, composer, dies at 58

Death
1836

Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart)

Birth
1836

Charles Darwin climbs Green Hill on Ascension

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1837

Hans Sommer, composer

Birth
1847

German astronomer Theodor discovers Comet Brorsen-Metcalf

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1847

Max Liebermann, German impressionist painter

Birth
1849

Start of 1st Lancashire-Yorkshire clash at Hyde Park, Sheffield

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1852

Theodorus Heemskerk Jzn, lawyer/Dutch premier (AR, 1908-13) [or 1/20]=

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1853

Geo[rge] Poggenbeek, Dutch water colors painter

Birth
1855

1st train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in Netherlands

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1858

Gathering of PlombiŠres - Napoleon III meets Cavour

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1858

Fee 1st charged to see a baseball game (50›) (NY beats Bkln 22-18)

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1859

Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies

Death
1860

Johannes Walter, German geologist (Denudation of the Wilderness)

Birth
1861

Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va

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1862

Guerrilla campaign in GA (Porter's and Poindexter's) [->SEP 20] US580 CS2866

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1864

Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)

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