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Historical Events For October - 20

Sunday, 24 September 2017

1859  G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on October - 20.  

1862  On October - 20 amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname  

1864  Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on this day in history.  

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 October - 20.  

1871  Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on October - 20.  

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

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 October - 20.  

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1877  Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.  

1877  Josephine McGill, composer on this day in history.  

1880  Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1883  On October - 20 treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile  

1883  Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on this day in history.  

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

1884  On this day in history thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)  

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 October - 20 gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin  

1889  Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on October - 20.  

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  1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on this day in history.  

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

1893  On October - 20 charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)  

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  Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on October - 20.  

1898  On October - 20 nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms  

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.  

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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 this day in history birth of giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)  

1496  On October - 20 birth of claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise  

1616  Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

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

1656  On this day in history birth of nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)  

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Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies on October - 20.  

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 October - 20.  

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

1274  On this day in history engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1438  Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64 on this day in history.  

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

1570  Death of João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496) on October - 20.  

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