Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Tuesday, 09 February 2016
1859 On October - 20 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 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 October - 20.
1871 On October - 20 frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
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 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 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.
1877 Josephine McGill, composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1883 Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on this day in history.
1883 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on this day in history.
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 On this day in history margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1890 Pike's Peak railroad completed on this day in history.
1891 On October - 20 first International 6 day bike race begins in New York
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1898 On October - 20 nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on this day in history.
1899 On October - 20 evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)