Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Tuesday, 13 October 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 October - 20 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 On October - 20 frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history josephine McGill, composer
1880 On this day in history amsterdam Free University opens
1882 On October - 20 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 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on October - 20.
1883 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on October - 20.
1884 The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on October - 20.
1884 Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on this day in history.
1887 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on this day in history.
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 On October - 20 margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1890 On this day in history pike's Peak railroad completed.
1891 First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on this day in history.
1891 On this day in history 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
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 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on October - 20.
1896 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY) on October - 20.
1897 On October - 20 jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1898 On October - 20 nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
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.