On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1809

Historical Events

  • US Supreme Court rules federal government power greater than any state

Famous Birthdays

  • Albertus J Duymaer van Twist, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
  • Henry Walton Wessells, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lietchfield, Connecticut (d. 1889)

Famous Deaths

  • Johann Joseph Emmert, German composer, dies at 76
1809 Highlights

About February 20, 1809

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 213 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces