Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Saturday, 31 January 2015
1859 On this day in history g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
1862 On October - 20 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 On this day in history michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
1871 On this day in history 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 October - 20.
1874 On this day in history charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
1876 On October - 20 jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.
1877 On October - 20 josephine McGill, composer
1880 On October - 20 amsterdam Free University opens
1882 Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on October - 20.
1882 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on October - 20.
1883 On this day in history treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1883 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on October - 20.
1884 On this day in history the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor
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 On this day in history chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
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 this day in history.
1891 First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on October - 20.
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 this day in history.
1895 On this day in history rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)
1896 On October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on this day in history.
1898 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on this day in history.
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on this day in history.
1899 On this day in history evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)