This Day in History :: 20 August
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20 August 1833 : Benjamin Harrison: North Bend, Ohio -- (R) 23rd President (1889-1893)
20 August 1832 : Thaddeus Sobieski Constantine Lowe: Inventor, died in 1913
20 August 1824 : Absalom Baird: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1905
20 August 1820 : Adolfe Louis Eugene Fetis: Composer
20 August 1811 : Gilman Marston: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
20 August 1802 : Cadwalader Ringgold: Commander (Union Navy), died in 1867
20 August 1799 : Heinrich WA Freiherr von Gagern: German liberal politician
20 August 1788 : Jose Bernardo Alcedo: Composer
20 August 1785 : Oliver Hazard Perry: US Naval hero ("We have met the enemy")
20 August 1764 : Charles F Bentinck: Dutch Minister of Colonies
20 August 1756 : Bernardo Bittoni: Composer
20 August 1720 : Bernard de Bury: Composer
20 August 1710 : Thomas Simpson: English mathematician (rules of Simpson)
20 August 1702 : Stepan F graaf Apraksin: Russian General-Field Marshal
20 August 1665 : Bernardus Smijtegelt: Vicar (Gekrookte Reed)









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