Historical Events For October - 20
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
1859 On this day in history g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
1862 On October - 20 amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
1864 Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on October - 20.
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 this day in history.
1871 On October - 20 charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
1873 On this day in history p T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)
1874 Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1877 On October - 20 josephine McGill, composer
1880 On this day in history amsterdam Free University opens
1882 Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on October - 20.
1882 On this day in history olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41
1883 On this day in history treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile
1883 Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on October - 20.
1884 The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on October - 20.
1884 Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on October - 20.
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 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.
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 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 October - 20 rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)
1896 On October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on this day in history.
1898 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on October - 20.
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on this day in history.
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on October - 20.