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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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

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 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  On this day in history frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)  

1871  On this day in history 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 this day in history jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68  

1877  On October - 20 franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres  

1877  On October - 20 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  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  The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)  

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  Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on October - 20.  

1889  Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on October - 20.  

1890  On October - 20 pike's Peak railroad completed.  

1891  On October - 20 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  Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on October - 20.  

1895  Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on October - 20.  

1896  On this day in history 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 October - 20.  

1899  Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on this day in history.  

1899  On October - 20 evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)  

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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  Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise was born on October - 20.  

1616  On this day in history birth of thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)  

1620  On October - 20 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 this day in history.  

1656  On October - 20 birth of nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)  

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 October - 20.  

1187  Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies on this day in history.  

1268  On October - 20 conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies  

1274  On October - 20 engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

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

1525  On October - 20 joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50  

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