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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Monday, 06 July 2015

1859  G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname  

1864  Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on October - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78  

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

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  On this day in history franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres  

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 this day in history.  

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

1884  The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on this day in history.  

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

1887  Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on October - 20.  

1888  Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on October - 20.  

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

1889  On October - 20 margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)  

1890  On this day in history pike's Peak railroad completed.  

1891  First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on this day in history.  

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

1897  On this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)  

1898  On October - 20 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.  

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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  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 this day in history.  

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

1637  On October - 20 birth of nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)  

1656  Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746) was born on October - 20.  

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  On October - 20 henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies  

1187  Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies on October - 20.  

1268  Conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies on October - 20.  

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

1438  On this day in history 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  On October - 20 death of joão de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)