On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1779

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestFabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica, born in Osel, Estonia (d. 1852)

  • Jöns Jakob Berzelius, Swedish chemist, born in Linköping, Sweden (d. 1848)