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)