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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Thursday, 18 September 2014

1859  G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.  

1862  Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on October - 20.  

1864  Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on this day in history.  

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

1874  On October - 20 charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)  

1876  On this day in history jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68  

1877  On this day in history franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres  

1877  On this day in history josephine McGill, composer  

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 October - 20.  

1883  Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on this day in history.  

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 October - 20 addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1890  On October - 20 pike's Peak railroad completed.  

1891  First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on this day in history.  

1891  On this day in history 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins  

1891  On this day in history james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)  

1893  On October - 20 charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)  

1895  Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on October - 20.  

1896  Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY) on October - 20.  

1897  On October - 20 jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)  

1898  NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on this day in history.  

1899  Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on October - 20.  

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  On October - 20 birth of andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca  

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

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

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

1620  On October - 20 birth of aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)  

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

1637  On this day in history birth of nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)  

1656  On October - 20 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 this day in history.  

1139  On October - 20 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 this day in history.  

1274  On this day in history engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1438  On this day in history jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64  

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)