Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Friday, 21 October 2016
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 this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1874 On October - 20 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 October - 20 franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1877 On this day in history josephine McGill, composer
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens on October - 20.
1882 On October - 20 bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
1882 On October - 20 olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
1883 On October - 20 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 Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on October - 20.
1887 On this day in history 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 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.
1889 On this day in history margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1890 On October - 20 pike's Peak railroad completed.
1891 On this day in history first International 6 day bike race begins in New York
1891 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on October - 20.
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 October - 20.
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 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on this day in history.
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.