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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

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1859  On October - 20 g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)  

1862  On this day in history amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname  

1864  On October - 20 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 this day in history.  

1871  Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.  

1871  Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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  Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on October - 20.  

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1877  Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history josephine McGill, composer  

1880  On October - 20 amsterdam Free University opens  

1882  On October - 20 bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)  

1882  On October - 20 olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41  

1883  Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on this day in history.  

1883  Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on October - 20.  

1884  On October - 20 the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor  

1884  Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on this day in history.  

1887  Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on October - 20.  

1888  On this day in history 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  1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on this day in history.  

1891  James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)  

1895  Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on this day in history.  

1896  Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY) on October - 20.  

1897  Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on this day in history.  

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

1899  On this day in history battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers  

1899  Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1435  On this day in history birth of andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca  

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

1496  On this day in history birth of claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise  

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

1620  On this day in history birth of aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)  

1632  Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect was born on October - 20.  

1637  Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs) was born on October - 20.  

1656  On this day in history birth of nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)  

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Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  On this day in history eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies  

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 October - 20.  

1268  Conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies on October - 20.  

1274  On this day in history engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1438  Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64 on this day in history.  

1525  On this day in history joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50  

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

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