Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Thursday, 27 August 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 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 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
1871 On October - 20 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 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.
1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.
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 On October - 20 treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1883 On this day in history 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 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 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on this day in history.
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 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on this day in history.
1896 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY) on this day in history.
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on October - 20.
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.