Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Saturday, 01 November 2014
1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.
1862 Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on this day in history.
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 On October - 20 frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
1871 On this day in history 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 On this day in history charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
1876 On this day in history jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68
1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.
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 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 October - 20.
1884 The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on this day in history.
1884 On October - 20 thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)
1887 On October - 20 addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on October - 20.
1889 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.
1889 On this day in history margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1890 On this day in history pike's Peak railroad completed.
1891 First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on October - 20.
1891 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on this day in history.
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 this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 On October - 20 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)