On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1856

Historical Events

  • Wilberforce University forms in Ohio

Famous Birthdays

  • Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer, born in Panschwitz-Kuckau, Germany (d. 1909)

Famous Deaths

  • Philipp Jakob Riotte, German composer, dies at 80
1856 Highlights

About August 20, 1856

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 164 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo