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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

1859  On this day in history g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)  

1862  Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on this day in history.  

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

1864  Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

1870  Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on October - 20.  

1871  On this day in history frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)  

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

1873  On this day in history p T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1877  On this day in history josephine McGill, composer  

1880  Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 October - 20.  

1890  On this day in history pike's Peak railroad completed.  

1891  On this day in history 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  On this day in history charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)  

1895  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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.  

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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 October - 20.  

1475  Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api) was born on October - 20.  

1496  On this day in history birth of claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise  

1616  Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

1620  On this day in history birth of aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)  

1632  On October - 20 birth of christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect  

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

1656  Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746) was born on October - 20.  

Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies on October - 20.  

1139  On this day in history henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies  

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  On this day in history engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1438  Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64 on this day in history.  

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

1570  On this day in history death of joão de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)