Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on October - 20.
1862 Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on October - 20.
1864 On October - 20 lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday
1864 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on October - 20.
1870 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1871 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
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 October - 20.
1874 Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step) on October - 20.
1876 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on October - 20.
1877 On this day in history franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1877 On October - 20 josephine McGill, composer
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens on October - 20.
1882 On this day in history 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 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on October - 20.
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 October - 20.
1887 On October - 20 addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on October - 20.
1889 On October - 20 gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1889 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on this day in history.
1890 Pike's Peak railroad completed on October - 20.
1891 On October - 20 first International 6 day bike race begins in New York
1891 On this day in history 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
1891 On October - 20 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on October - 20.
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on October - 20.