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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1859  G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.  

1862  Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday  

1864  Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

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

1877  On this day in history josephine McGill, composer  

1880  Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.  

1882  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1883  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1888  Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on this day in history.  

1889  Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.  

1889  Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on this day in history.  

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

1891  On this day in history james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)  

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

1895  On this day in history rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)  

1896  On this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)  

1897  On this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)  

1898  On this day in history nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms  

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

1899  On this day in history evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1435  Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca was born on this day in history.  

1475  On this day in history birth of giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)  

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

1616  Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

1620  Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691) was born on this day in history.  

1632  Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect was born on this day in history.  

1637  Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies on this day in history.  

1139  On this day in history henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies  

1187  On this day in history urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies  

1268  On this day in history conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies  

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

1438  On this day in history jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64  

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

1570  Death of João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496) on this day in history.