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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Saturday, 01 October 2016

1859  G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on October - 20.  

1862  On October - 20 amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname  

1864  Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on this day in history.  

1864  Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on October - 20.  

1870  Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on October - 20.  

1871  On October - 20 frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)  

1871  On October - 20 charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78  

1873  P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC) on this day in history.  

1874  Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step) on this day in history.  

1876  On this day in history jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68  

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1877  On October - 20 franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres  

1877  Josephine McGill, composer on this day in history.  

1880  Amsterdam Free University opens on October - 20.  

1882  On this day in history bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)  

1882  Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile  

1883  On October - 20 max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed  

1884  The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)  

1887  On October - 20 addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)  

1888  Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on this day in history.  

1889  On this day in history gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin  

1889  Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on October - 20.  

1890  Pike's Peak railroad completed on October - 20.  

1891  On this day in history first International 6 day bike race begins in New York  

1891  1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on October - 20.  

1891  James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on October - 20.  

1893  Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on October - 20.  

1895  Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on October - 20.  

1896  On this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)  

1897  On this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)  

1898  On October - 20 nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms  

1899  On October - 20 battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers  

1899  On this day in history evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1435  Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca was born on this day in history.  

1475  On October - 20 birth of giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)  

1496  Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise was born on October - 20.  

1616  On October - 20 birth of thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)  

1620  On October - 20 birth of aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)  

1632  On this day in history birth of christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect  

1637  On this day in history birth of nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)  

1656  Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies on this day in history.  

1139  Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies on this day in history.  

1187  Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies on this day in history.  

1268  Conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies on this day in history.  

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on October - 20.  

1438  Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64 on October - 20.  

1525  Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50 on this day in history.  

1570  On this day in history death of joão de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)  

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