Historical Events For October - 20
Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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 On October - 20 stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27
1870 On this day in history michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
1871 On this day in history frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage)
1871 On October - 20 charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1877 On this day in history 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 On October - 20 max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
1884 On October - 20 the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor
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 October - 20 chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on October - 20.
1889 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on this day in history.
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 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on October - 20.
1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on October - 20.
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 October - 20.
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on this day in history.
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)