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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Wednesday, 20 August 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 this day in history.  

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

1864  On this day in history stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27  

1870  Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1871  Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on this day in history.  

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  Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step) on this day in history.  

1876  Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1877  Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on this day in history.  

1877  On this day in history josephine McGill, composer  

1880  On this day in history 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  On this day in history treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile  

1883  On this day in history max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed  

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 this day in history addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)  

1888  Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on this day in history.  

1889  Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.  

1889  On this day in history 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  James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1898  On this day in history nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms  

1899  On this day in history battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers  

1899  Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1435  Andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca was born on this day in history.  

1475  On this day in history birth of giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)  

1496  Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise was born on this day in history.  

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

1620  On this day in history birth of aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)  

1632  Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect was born on this day in history.  

1637  Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs) was born on this day in history.  

1656  Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

1438  Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64 on this day in history.  

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.