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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Friday, 24 October 2014

1859  On October - 20 g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)  

1862  Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday  

1864  Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

1870  Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 October - 20.  

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  On October - 20 bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)  

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  On October - 20 max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed  

1884  On October - 20 the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor  

1884  Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history 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  On this day in history margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)  

1890  On October - 20 pike's Peak railroad completed.  

1891  On this day in history first International 6 day bike race begins in New York  

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

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

1893  On this day in history charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)  

1895  On this day in history rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)  

1896  Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY) on October - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680)  

1620  Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691) was born on October - 20.  

1632  Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect was born on October - 20.  

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 October - 20 eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies  

1139  Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies on October - 20.  

1187  On this day in history urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies  

1268  On this day in history conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies  

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on October - 20.  

1438  On October - 20 jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64  

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.