Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Monday, 29 August 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 this day in history.
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 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
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 this day in history.
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 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 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 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 On October - 20 the birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor
1884 On October - 20 thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage)
1887 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on October - 20.
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 Pike's Peak railroad completed on October - 20.
1891 On October - 20 first International 6 day bike race begins in New York
1891 On October - 20 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins
1891 On this day in history james Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron)
1893 On October - 20 charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)
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 this day in history jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1898 On this day in history nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
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.