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 This day in History - July 20
421 Historic Events for July 20
1864

Battle at Stephenson's Depot Virginia: 200 killed or injured

Event
1864

Battle of Peachtree Creek-Atlanta Campaign

Event
1866

Faa di Bruno, Italian captain (Er d'italia, Lissa), commits suicide

Death
1866

G F Berhard Riemann, German mathematician (zeta-function), dies

Death
1866

Sea battle of Lissa-Austria vs Italy

Event
1868

Antoine Prumier, composer, dies at 75

Death
1868

Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer, dies at 62

Death
1868

1st use of tax stamps on cigarettes

Event
1870

Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)

Birth
1871

British Columbia becomes 6th Canadian province

Event
1872

Alick Maclean, composer

Birth
1872

Deodat de Severac, composer

Birth
1872

Mahlon Loomis patents wireless radio

Event
1873

Witold Maliszewski, composer

Birth
1876

1st US intercollegiate track meet held, Saratoga, NY; Princeton wins

Event
1877

Military shoots on stopped railroad workers in Balt, kills 9

Event
1878

1st telephone introduced in Hawaii

Event
1880

Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer

Birth
1881

Leon de Smet, Flemish painter

Birth
1881

Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh, dies

Death
1881

Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to federal troops

Event
1885

Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic

Birth
1887

Willem H Drucker, Dutch lawyer

Birth
1888

Henri Braekeleer, Flemish painter, dies

Death
1889

John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, 1st dir-gen BBC (1927-38)

Birth