1820 Calendar

January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December
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What Happened In Year 1820?

  • January 28, 1820 – A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent approaching the Antarctic coast.
  • January 30, 1820 – Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula and claims the discovery of Antarctica.
  • February 4, 1820 – The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Cochrane completes the 2 day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men and 2 ships.
  • February 6, 1820 – The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • February 23, 1820 – Cato Street Conspiracy: A plot to murder all the British cabinet ministers is exposed.
  • March 3, 1820 – The U.S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise.
  • March 6, 1820 – The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, but makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
  • March 15, 1820 – Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
  • April 8, 1820 – The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.
  • April 12, 1820 – Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.
  • May 11, 1820 – Launch of HMS Beagle, the ship that took Charles Darwin on his scientific voyage.
  • August 24, 1820 – Constitutionalist insurrection at Oporto, Portugal.
  • September 15, 1820 – Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • October 9, 1820 – Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.
  • November 17, 1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula is later named after him).
  • November 20, 1820 – An 80-ton sperm whale attacks the Essex (a whaling ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts) 2,000 miles from the western coast of South America (Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick is in part inspired by this story).

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