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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

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

1871  On this day in history charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78  

1873  On this day in history p T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)  

1874  On this day in history 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  Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.  

1877  On October - 20 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 October - 20.  

1882  Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1883  On October - 20 treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile  

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 October - 20 thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)  

1887  On October - 20 addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)  

1888  Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on October - 20.  

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 October - 20.  

1891  1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on this day in history.  

1891  On October - 20 james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)  

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

1895  On October - 20 rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)  

1896  On this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)  

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 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 October - 20.  

1496  Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise was born on October - 20.  

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  On this day in history 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  Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies on this day in history.  

1268  On October - 20 conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies  

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 October - 20.  

1525  On this day in history joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50  

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