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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

1859  On October - 20 g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)  

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

1864  On October - 20 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 October - 20 frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)  

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

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 October - 20.  

1876  Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on October - 20.  

1877  Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.  

1877  Josephine McGill, composer on this day in history.  

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  Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

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

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

1888  On this day in history 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  On this day in history margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)  

1890  Pike's Peak railroad completed on this day in history.  

1891  On October - 20 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 this day in history james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)  

1893  Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on this day in history.  

1895  On this day in history rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)  

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

1897  On this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)  

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

1616  On this day in history birth of thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies  

1139  Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies on this day in history.  

1187  On this day in history urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies  

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

1274  On October - 20 engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

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 this day in history.  

1570  Death of João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496) on October - 20.  

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