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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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

1862  Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on October - 20.  

1864  On October - 20 lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday  

1864  Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on October - 20.  

1870  Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on this day in history.  

1871  Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.  

1871  Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres  

1877  On October - 20 josephine McGill, composer  

1880  Amsterdam Free University opens on October - 20.  

1882  On this day in history bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)  

1882  On October - 20 olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41  

1883  Treaty of Ancon, Peru cedes Tarapaca to Chile on October - 20.  

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 October - 20.  

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

1889  Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on this day in history.  

1890  Pike's Peak railroad completed on October - 20.  

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 October - 20 james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)  

1893  Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on October - 20.  

1895  Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on this day in history.  

1896  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1899  Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on October - 20.  

1899  Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on October - 20.  

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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  On this day in history birth of aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)  

1632  On October - 20 birth of christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect  

1637  Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs) was born on October - 20.  

1656  Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746) was born on October - 20.  

Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  On October - 20 eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies  

1139  On this day in history henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies  

1187  On this day in history urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies  

1268  Conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies on October - 20.  

1274  On October - 20 engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies  

1438  On October - 20 jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64  

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

1570  Death of João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496) on this day in history.