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Historical Events in April 1820

Historic DiscoveryVenus de Milo

Apr 8 The famous ancient Greek statue, Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Milos
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Aphrodite of Milos, or better known as Venus de Milo
Aphrodite of Milos, or better known as Venus de Milo
  • Apr 12 Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 Danish scientist Hans Christian Ørsted is the first to identify electromagnetism, when he observes a compass needle

Physicist, Chemist Hans Christian Ørsted
Physicist, Chemist
Hans Christian Ørsted