On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1856

Historical Events

  • The steam packet-ship John Rutledge, en route from Liverpool to New York, hits an iceberg and sinks with the loss of 120 passengers and 19 crew; only one survivor (Thomas Nye of New Bedford)
1856 Highlights

About February 20, 1856

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 165 years and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces