Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Saturday, 20 December 2014
1859 On this day in history g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
1862 On this day in history amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864 On October - 20 lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday
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 Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1877 On October - 20 franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1877 On this day in history josephine McGill, composer
1880 On October - 20 amsterdam Free University opens
1882 Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on this day in history.
1882 On this day in history 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 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 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 this day in history.
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 Pike's Peak railroad completed on October - 20.
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 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 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on October - 20.
1896 On October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 On October - 20 jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
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 October - 20 evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)