Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Saturday, 25 April 2015
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 October - 20.
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 On October - 20 michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
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 P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC) on this day in history.
1874 On October - 20 charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
1876 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.
1877 On this day in history josephine McGill, composer
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.
1882 On this day in history 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 October - 20.
1883 On this day in history max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
1884 On October - 20 the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor
1884 On October - 20 thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)
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 October - 20 gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1889 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on this day in history.
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 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on October - 20.
1891 On October - 20 james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)
1893 Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on this day in history.
1895 On October - 20 rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)
1896 On October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 On this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1898 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on October - 20.
1899 On October - 20 battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on this day in history.