Historical Events For October - 20
Friday, 21 July 2017
1859 On this day in history g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
1862 On October - 20 amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864 Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on October - 20.
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 October - 20.
1871 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
1871 Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on October - 20.
1873 On October - 20 p T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)
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 this day in history.
1877 On this day in history 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 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 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 this day in history the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor
1884 On October - 20 thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)
1887 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on this day in history.
1888 On October - 20 chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.
1889 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on October - 20.
1890 On this day in history pike's Peak railroad completed.
1891 On October - 20 first International 6 day bike race begins in New York
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 On this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on October - 20.
1898 On this day in history nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on this day in history.
1899 On this day in history evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)