What Happened on August 20, 1856

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Wilberforce University forms in Ohio

Famous Birthdays

  • Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]
  • Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (d. 1909)

Famous Deaths

  • Philipp Jakob Riotte, composer, dies at 80