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Historical Events For October - 20

Tuesday, 06 December 2016

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

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

1864  Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on October - 20.  

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 this day in history 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 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  

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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 this day in history amsterdam Free University opens  

1882  Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on October - 20.  

1882  On this day in history olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41  

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  On October - 20 the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor  

1884  Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on October - 20.  

1887  On this day in history addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)  

1888  On October - 20 chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ  

1889  Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on October - 20.  

1889  Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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  Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on this day in history.  

1899  On October - 20 evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)  

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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  On October - 20 birth of giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)  

1496  On October - 20 birth of claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise  

1616  On October - 20 birth of thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)  

1620  Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691) was born on October - 20.  

1632  On this day in history birth of christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect  

1637  On October - 20 birth of nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)  

1656  On this day in history birth of nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)  

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Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  On October - 20 eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies  

1139  Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies on October - 20.  

1187  On October - 20 urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies  

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

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

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 October - 20.  

1570  On October - 20 death of joão de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)  

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