Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Monday, 06 July 2015
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 Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on October - 20.
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 this day in history.
1871 On this day in history charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
1873 On October - 20 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 On October - 20 jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1877 On this day in history franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
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 this day in history.
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 On October - 20 max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
1884 The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on this day in history.
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 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on October - 20.
1889 On this day in history gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1889 On October - 20 margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1890 On this day in history pike's Peak railroad completed.
1891 First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on this day in history.
1891 On this day in history 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
1891 On this day in history james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)
1893 Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on October - 20.
1895 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on this day in history.
1896 On October - 20 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 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.