Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Monday, 24 November 2014
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 Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday on this day in history.
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 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 October - 20 charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step)
1876 Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.
1877 On this day in history franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1877 On this day in history josephine McGill, composer
1880 On this day in history amsterdam Free University opens
1882 On this day in history bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space)
1882 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history 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 On October - 20 thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)
1887 On this day in history addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)
1888 On October - 20 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 October - 20 margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1890 On this day in history 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 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on October - 20.
1896 Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY) on October - 20.
1897 On October - 20 jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1898 NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on October - 20.
1899 On October - 20 battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
1899 On October - 20 evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)