Today in History, English
Today in History, English

94801August 20Death2015 – Lina Morgan, Spanish actress and singer (b. 1937)
94802August 20Death2015 – Armin, Prince of Lippe (b. 1924)
94803August 20Death2015 – Frank Wilkes, Australian soldier and politician (b. 1922)
94804August 20Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Bernard of ClairvauxBlessed Georg HäfnerMaria De MattiasOswine of DeiraPhilibert of JumiègesWilliam and Catherine BoothAugust 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
94805August 20Holiday and observanceFeast of Asmá’ (Bahá'í Faith)
94806August 20Holiday and observanceIndian Akshay Urja Day (India)
94807August 20Holiday and observanceRestoration of Independence Day, re-declaration of the independence of Estonia from the Soviet Union in 1991.
94808August 20Holiday and observanceRevolution of the King and People (Morocco)
94809August 20Holiday and observanceSaint Stephen's Day (Hungary)
94810August 20Holiday and observanceWorld Mosquito Day (International)
94811August 21Event1140 – Song dynasty general Yue Fei defeats an army led by Jin dynasty general Wanyan Wuzhu at the Battle of Yancheng during the Jin–Song Wars.
94812August 21Event1192 – Minamoto no Yoritomo becomes Seii Tai Shōgun and the de facto ruler of Japan. (Traditional Japanese date: July 12, 1192)
94813August 21Event1331 – King Stefan Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dušan, who succeeds as King of Serbia.
94814August 21Event1680 – Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from the Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
94815August 21Event1689 – The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.
94816August 21Event1770 – James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
94817August 21Event1772 – King Gustav III completes his coup d'état by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
94818August 21Event1778 – American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondichéry.
94819August 21Event1808 – Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.
94820August 21Event1810 – Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
94821August 21Event1821 – Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, Eliza Frances.
94822August 21Event1831 – Nat Turner leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia.
94823August 21Event1852 – Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
94824August 21Event1863 – Lawrence, Kansas is destroyed by Confederate guerrillas Quantrill's Raiders in the Lawrence Massacre.
94825August 21Event1879 – The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears at Knock Shrine in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
94826August 21Event1883 – An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of the Mayo Clinic.
94827August 21Event1888 – The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
94828August 21Event1897 – Oldsmobile, a brand of American automobiles, is founded.
94829August 21Event1901 – The International Secretariat of National Trade Union Centres is founded in Copenhagen.
94830August 21Event1911 – The Mona Lisa is stolen by a Louvre employee.

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