Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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 this day in history.
1864 On October - 20 lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday
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 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
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 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 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on this day in history.
1877 Josephine McGill, composer on October - 20.
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1883 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on October - 20.
1883 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on this day in history.
1884 On October - 20 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 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on October - 20.
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 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 On this day in history james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)
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 On this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1898 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on October - 20.
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on October - 20.
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on this day in history.