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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Saturday, 31 January 2015

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  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 this day in history michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62  

1871  On this day in history frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)  

1871  On October - 20 charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78  

1873  P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC) on October - 20.  

1874  On this day in history charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)  

1876  On October - 20 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 October - 20 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 October - 20.  

1883  On this day in history treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile  

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

1888  On this day in history chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ  

1889  On this day in history gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin  

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  First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on October - 20.  

1891  1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on October - 20.  

1891  James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on October - 20.  

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  On October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)  

1897  Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on this day in history.  

1898  NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on this day in history.  

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)  

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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 October - 20.  

1475  On October - 20 birth of giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)  

1496  On this day in history birth of claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise  

1616  Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680) was born on October - 20.  

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

1632  On October - 20 birth of christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect  

1637  On this day in history birth of nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)  

1656  On October - 20 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 October - 20.  

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  On October - 20 engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1438  Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64 on October - 20.  

1525  On October - 20 joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50  

1570  On October - 20 death of joão de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)