Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Saturday, 23 May 2015
1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on October - 20.
1862 Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on October - 20.
1864 Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on October - 20.
1864 On this day in history stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27
1870 On October - 20 michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
1871 On October - 20 frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
1871 Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on October - 20.
1873 P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC) on October - 20.
1874 On October - 20 charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
1876 On this day in history jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.
1877 Josephine McGill, composer on October - 20.
1880 On October - 20 amsterdam Free University opens
1882 On October - 20 bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
1882 On this day in history olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
1883 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on October - 20.
1883 On October - 20 max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
1884 On this day in history the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor
1884 Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on October - 20.
1887 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on this day in history.
1888 On October - 20 chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889 On October - 20 gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1889 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on this day in history.
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 October - 20 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
1891 On this day in history james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)
1893 On October - 20 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 this day in history.
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 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.