What Happened in 1820

Significant Events

  • Jan 28 Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discover the continent of Antarctica
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

The famous ancient Greek statue, Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos

On April 8, 1820


World Leaders in 1820

Famous People in 1820

Would You Believe?

Missouri imposes a $1 bachelor tax on unmarried men between 21 & 50

On December 20, 1820

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 8 5th US President James Monroe's daughter Maria 1st child of a President to marry in the White House
  • Jul 14 British PM Robert Peel (32) weds Sir John Floyd's daughter Julia at St George's, Hanover Square in London