Historical Events For October - 20
Sunday, 24 September 2017
1859 G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on October - 20.
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 October - 20 michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
1871 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on October - 20.
1871 Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on October - 20.
1873 P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC) on October - 20.
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 October - 20.
1877 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on October - 20.
1877 Josephine McGill, composer on this day in history.
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.
1882 Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1884 The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on this day in history.
1884 On this day in history 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 On October - 20 gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1889 Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on October - 20.
1890 On this day in history pike's Peak railroad completed.
1891 First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on this day in history.
1891 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins on this day in history.
1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on October - 20.
1893 On October - 20 charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert)
1895 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on this day in history.
1896 On October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on October - 20.
1898 On October - 20 nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 On October - 20 battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on this day in history.