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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1665

Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)

Birth
1666

Alphonse d' Eve, composer

Birth
1672

Cornelis de Witt, Dutch, statesman, lynched at 49

Death
1672

Johan de Witt, advisor of Holland, lynched

Death
1679

Jacob Alting, Dutch theologist, dies at 60

Death
1702

Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal

Birth
1710

Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)

Birth
1720

Bernard de Bury, composer

Birth
1741

Alaska discovered by Danish explorer Vitus Bering

Event
1745

Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle Scotland

Event
1756

Bernardo Bittoni, composer

Birth
1764

Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies

Birth
1778

Bernardo O'Higgins, won independence for Chile

Birth
1779

Freiherr J”ns J Berzelius, Swedish chemist (atomic weight)

Birth
1781

George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis

Event
1785

Oliver Hazard Perry, US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")

Birth
1788

Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer

Birth
1791

Danish navigator Vitus Jonas Bering discovers Alaska

Event
1794

Gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio

Event
1795

Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England

Event
1799

Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, composer, dies at 37

Death
1799

Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern, German liberal politician

Birth
1802

Cadwalader Ringgold, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867

Birth
1804

Charles Floyd, only fatality of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Death
1811

Gilman Marston, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1890

Birth