Today in History, Aug. 20

Wiki commonsMikhail Kutuzov at the Battle of Borodino by Anatoly Pavlovich Shepelyuk (1906-1972).

Mikhail Kutuzov was named Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Russian Army, 201 years ago today, on Aug. 20, 1812. Under Kutuzov's leadership, the Russian army forced French troops led by Napoleon to withdraw from Russia.