1820 in History – What happened in year 1820


In history, year 1820 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1820.

Know what happened in 1820:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 AprilA Greek peasant discovered a statue of a woman with its arms missing—the Venus de Milo—on the Aegean island of Milos.
20 NovemberThe American whaleship Essex sank 2,000 nautical miles (3,700km) west of the western coast of South America after it was attacked bya sperm whale, an event which inspired Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick.
03 March The U.S. Congress passed the Missouri Compromise, whichbalanced the addition of Missouri as a slave state with the admittanceof Maine as a free state.
06 FebruarySponsored by the American Colonization Society, the firstAfrican American emigrants departed New York to establish a settlementin present-day Liberia.
15 MarchAs part of the Missouri Compromise, the exclave ofMassachusetts known as Maine (map pictured) was given its own U.S.statehood.
08 AprilA Greek peasant discovered a statue of a woman with its armsmissing—the Venus de Milo (pictured)—on the Aegean island of Milos.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1820:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 AugustJohn Tyndall / Physicist / Ireland
03 MayJohn Whiteaker / Soldier / United States of America
05 JulyWilliam John Macquorn Rankine / Mathematician / Scotland
05 OctoberDavid Wilber / Politician / United States of America
06 OctoberJames Caulfeild / Politician / Ireland
06 AprilNadar / Journalist / France
11 March John Plankinton / Business Man / United States of America
13 AugustGeorge Grove / Historian / United Kingdom
14 MayJames Martin / Politician / Australia
14 JuneJohn Bartlett / Author / United States of America
17 March Jean Ingelow / Poet / United Kingdom
19 DecemberMary Livermore / Journalist / United States of America
20 SeptemberJohn F. Reynolds / General / United States of America
21 January Joseph Wolf / Ornithologist / Germany
22 JuneJames Hutchison Stirling / Philosopher / Scotland
23 MayLorenzo Sawyer / Lawyer / United States of America
27 March Edward Augustus Inglefield / Admiral / United Kingdom
28 NovemberFriedrich Engels / Philosopher / Germany
28 February John Tenniel / Illustrator / United Kingdom
31 January William B. Washburn / Politician / United States of America

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1820:

YearName / Profession / Country
26 SeptemberIshwar Chandra Vidyasagar / Painter / India

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