Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Monday, 25 July 2016
1859 On October - 20 g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
1862 On this day in history 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 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 this day in history.
1874 Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step) on this day in history.
1876 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on October - 20.
1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on this day in history.
1877 On this day in history josephine McGill, composer
1880 On October - 20 amsterdam Free University opens
1882 On October - 20 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 this day in history.
1883 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on October - 20.
1884 On October - 20 the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor
1884 Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on this day in history.
1887 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on October - 20.
1888 On this day in history chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on October - 20.
1889 On this day in history margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
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 this day in history.
1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on this day in history.
1893 On this day in history charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)
1895 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on this day in history.
1896 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY) on October - 20.
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on this day in history.
1898 On October - 20 nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 On this day in history battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on this day in history.