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)