Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.
1862 On this day in history amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864 Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on this day in history.
1864 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on this day in history.
1870 On this day in history michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
1871 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
1871 On October - 20 charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
1873 P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC) on this day in history.
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 On October - 20 franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1877 On this day in history josephine McGill, composer
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.
1882 On this day in history bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
1882 On October - 20 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 The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on this day in history.
1884 On this day in history thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)
1887 On this day in history addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on October - 20.
1889 On this day in history gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1889 On October - 20 margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
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 October - 20 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on October - 20.
1893 Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on October - 20.
1895 On this day in history rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)
1896 On this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on October - 20.
1898 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on this day in history.
1899 On October - 20 battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on this day in history.