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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

1859  G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.  

1862  On October - 20 amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname  

1864  On this day in history lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday  

1864  On October - 20 stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27  

1870  On this day in history michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62  

1871  Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on this day in history.  

1871  Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on October - 20.  

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  Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on October - 20.  

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

1877  Josephine McGill, composer on October - 20.  

1880  On this day in history amsterdam Free University opens  

1882  Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on this day in history.  

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

1887  Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on this day in history.  

1888  On this day in history chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ  

1889  On this day in history gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin  

1889  On October - 20 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 October - 20.  

1891  On this day in history james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)  

1893  On October - 20 charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)  

1895  On October - 20 rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)  

1896  On this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)  

1897  On October - 20 jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)  

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.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 20

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  Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680) was born on October - 20.  

1620  Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691) was born on this day in history.  

1632  Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect was born on October - 20.  

1637  Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs) was born on October - 20.  

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  Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies on this day in history.  

1139  Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies on this day in history.  

1187  Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies on October - 20.  

1268  Conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies on October - 20.  

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on October - 20.  

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

1525  Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50 on this day in history.  

1570  Death of João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496) on this day in history.  

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