Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Saturday, 01 October 2016
1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on October - 20.
1862 On October - 20 amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864 Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on this day in history.
1864 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on October - 20.
1870 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on October - 20.
1871 On October - 20 frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
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 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 Josephine McGill, composer on this day in history.
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 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1883 On October - 20 max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
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 On October - 20 addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on this day in history.
1889 On this day in history gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1889 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on October - 20.
1890 Pike's Peak railroad completed on October - 20.
1891 On this day in history first International 6 day bike race begins in New York
1891 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on October - 20.
1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on October - 20.
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 On this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1898 On October - 20 nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 On October - 20 battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
1899 On this day in history evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)