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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1813

Jan Krtitel Vanhal, composer, dies at 74

Death
1820

Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis, composer

Birth
1823

Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], Pope (1800-23), dies at 83

Death
1824

Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905

Birth
1825

Richard Wainwright, composer, dies at 68

Death
1827

Charles T H Coster, Belg literary (L‚gendes d'Ulenspiegel) [or May 7]

Birth
1832

Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe, inventor, died in 1913

Birth
1833

Benjamin Harrison, North Bend Ohio, (R) 23rd Pres (1889-1893)

Birth
1842

Juliaan de Vriendt, Flemish painter

Birth
1852

Steamer "Atlantic" collided with fishing boat, sinks with 250 aboard

Event
1854

Friedrich WJ von Schelling, German philosopher, dies at 79

Death
1856

Wilberforce University forms in Ohio

Event
1856

Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80

Death
1856

Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]

Birth
1860

Raymond Poincar‚, France, president/PM (1912)

Birth
1861

Skirmish at Jonesboro MO

Event
1864

Daniel Chaplin, US Union brig-general, dies

Death
1864

John H Kelly, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24

Death
1864

8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3900 casualties)

Event
1865

Pres Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Tx

Event
1866

Pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over

Event
1873

William Henry Bell, composer

Birth
1873

Eliel Saarinen, Finland, architect (GM Tech Institute, Mich)

Birth
1879

Govt Kappeijne of Coppello resigns

Event
1881

Edgar Albert Guest, Detroit Mich, poet/newspaperman

Birth