On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1901

Historical Events

  • The Fawcett Commission visits Mafeking concentration camp in Cape Colony

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestSalvatore Quasimodo

Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet, critic and translator (Nobel 1959), born in Modica, Italy (d. 1968)

Author/Poet Salvatore Quasimodo
Salvatore Quasimodo

1901 Highlights

About August 20, 1901

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 119 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo