On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1881

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull, surrenders to US federal troops

Lakota Sioux Chief Sitting Bull
Lakota Sioux Chief
Sitting Bull

Famous Birthdays

  • Leon de Smet, Flemish painter

Famous Deaths

  • Thomas Fermor-Hesketh, English 1st baron of Hesketh, dies
1881 Highlights

About July 20, 1881

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 139 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer