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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Saturday, 20 December 2014

1859  On this day in history 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  On October - 20 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  On October - 20 p T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)  

1874  Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step) on October - 20.  

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 October - 20 amsterdam Free University opens  

1882  Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1883  Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on October - 20.  

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  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 this day in history.  

1889  Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.  

1889  Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on October - 20.  

1890  Pike's Peak railroad completed on October - 20.  

1891  First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on October - 20.  

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  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 October - 20.  

1896  On October - 20 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  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 this day in history.  

1475  Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api) was born on this day in history.  

1496  Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise was born on October - 20.  

1616  Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680) was born on October - 20.  

1620  Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 October - 20 henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies  

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

1268  On this day in history conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies  

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on October - 20.  

1438  Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64 on October - 20.  

1525  Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50 on October - 20.  

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