Historical Events For October - 20
Sunday, 19 February 2017
1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.
1862 On this day in history amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864 On this day in history lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday
1864 On October - 20 stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27
1870 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on October - 20.
1871 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
1871 On October - 20 charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
1873 On this day in history p T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)
1874 On this day in history charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
1876 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1877 On October - 20 franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1877 On this day in history josephine McGill, composer
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens on October - 20.
1882 Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on this day in history.
1882 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on October - 20.
1883 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on October - 20.
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 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on October - 20.
1888 On October - 20 chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on October - 20.
1889 On this day in history margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
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 On this day in history 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on this day in history.
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 October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on this day in history.
1898 On this day in history nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on this day in history.
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on this day in history.