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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

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

1862  On October - 20 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 this day in history 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  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  

1877  On October - 20 franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres  

1877  On this day in history josephine McGill, composer  

1880  On this day in history amsterdam Free University opens  

1882  On October - 20 bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)  

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 October - 20.  

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

1884  The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on October - 20.  

1884  Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on this day in history.  

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 October - 20.  

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

1889  On October - 20 margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)  

1890  On this day in history 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  On October - 20 nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms  

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

1899  Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on October - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1435  On this day in history birth of andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca  

1475  Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api) was born on October - 20.  

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

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

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  Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs) was born on October - 20.  

1656  Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746) was born on October - 20.  

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 this day in history henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies  

1187  Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies on October - 20.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1570  Death of João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496) on this day in history.  


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