On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1865

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Andrew Johnson proclaims an end to "insurrection" in Texas

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Tancred, South African cricketer (87 runs in 1888-89 South Africa v England), born in Port Elizabeth, Cape Province (d. 1911)
1865 Highlights

About August 20, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 154 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo