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 This day in History - September 20
395 Historic Events for September 20
1807

Charles G van Brunswick-Wolfenbttel, wife of F Louisa W, dies

Death
1809

Sterline "Old Pap" Price, Major General (Confederate Army)

Birth
1810

Alpheus Starkey Williams, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1810

Wouter J van Troostwijk, painter, dies at 28

Death
1820

George Washington Morgan, Brig General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1820

John Fulton Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

Birth
1823

Daniel Steibelt, composer, dies at 57

Death
1828

Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Le Comte Ory," premieres in Paris

Event
1830

1st Negro Convention of Free Men agree to boycott slave-produced goods

Event
1832

Johann Joseph Abert, composer

Birth
1833

Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italy, journalist (Nobel Peace Prize 1907)

Birth
1833

Charles Darwin rides horse to Buenos Aires

Event
1839

1st railroad in Netherland opens (Amsterdam-Haarlem)

Event
1839

Jos‚ Gaspar de Francia, dictator of Paraguay (1816-39), dies at 74

Death
1842

James Dewar, Scottish chemist/physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet)

Birth
1846

Agnes Tyrrell, composer

Birth
1847

Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary)

Birth
1850

Slave trade abolished in DC, but slavery allowed to continue

Event
1852

Edouard baron Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro)

Birth
1854

Battle at Alma Krim: 1,000 British soldiers died

Event
1854

British and French defeat Russians at Alma, in Crimea

Event
1859

George Simpson patents electric range

Event
1859

Yuan She-k'ai, Chinese general/president/dictator

Birth
1860

1st British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (King Edward VII)

Event
1861

Battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union

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