Historical Events In October - 20
Saturday, 21 April 2018
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 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 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1871 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
1871 On October - 20 charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
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 this day in history.
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 Josephine McGill, composer on this day in history.
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 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on this day in history.
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 The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on this day in history.
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 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 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on October - 20.
1890 Pike's Peak railroad completed on this day in history.
1891 On this day in history first International 6 day bike race begins in New York
1891 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on this day in history.
1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on this day in history.
1893 Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on October - 20.
1895 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on this day in history.
1896 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY) on this day in history.
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 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.