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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
1881

Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer

Birth
1882

Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" opens in Moscow

Event
1885

Edouard J A Agneessens, Flemish painter (Slave Market), dies at 42

Death
1885

Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti orfici)

Birth
1886

Paul Tillich, German/US theologist (Die sozial Entscheidung)

Birth
1888

Longest US men's single tournament match Palmer Presbrey defeats T S Tailer, 19-21, 8-6, 6-1, 6-4, an 80-game 1st-round contest

Event
1888

George Sklavos, composer

Birth
1889

Witold Friemann, composer

Birth
1890

Howard Phillips Lovecraft, US horror writer (Weird Tales)

Birth
1890

H P Lovecraft, US, Gothic novelist (At the Mountains of Madness)

Birth
1893

Shechita (ritual slaughtering) prohibited in Switzerland

Event
1895

Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Norwood Builder" (BG)

Event
1896

Dial telephone patented

Event
1897

Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)

Birth
1898

G Kraus, director Santpoort (Insanity in Netherlands)

Birth
1898

Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)

Birth
1899

Hanns Lilje, German Lutherian bishop/antifascist (Church und Welt)

Birth
1900

Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games

Event
1900

Edward J "Murt" O'Donoghue, snooker player, 1st witnessed 147 break

Birth
1901

Fawcett committee visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony

Event
1901

Salvatore Quasimodo, Italy, poet/critic/translator (Nobel 1959)

Birth
1902

Ernest Charles Melvin Patrick Ekundio Marke, club owner

Birth
1904

Jaap [Jacob AW] Burger, chairman (PvdA)

Birth
1905

Jack [Weldon J] Teagarden, US trombonist/actor (Meet Band Leaders)

Birth
1905

Duncan Macrae, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped)

Birth