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Historical Events Happened In October - 20

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

1859  G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England) on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  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 October - 20 franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres  

1877  On this day in history josephine McGill, composer  

1880  Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1883  Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on October - 20.  

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  On this day in history addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees)  

1888  Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on October - 20.  

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 October - 20 pike's Peak railroad completed.  

1891  First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on this day in history.  

1891  On October - 20 1st International 6 day bike race (NY MSG) begins  

1891  James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on October - 20.  

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

1895  On this day in history rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)  

1896  On this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)  

1897  Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on October - 20.  

1898  NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on this day in history.  

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.  

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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 October - 20 birth of giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)  

1496  Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise was born on this day in history.  

1616  Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680) was born on this day in history.  

1620  On October - 20 birth of aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)  

1632  Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect was born on this day in history.  

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

1656  On October - 20 birth of nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746)  

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  Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies on October - 20.  

1268  Conrad Hohenstaufen, [Conrad van Zwaben], son of Conrad IV, dies on this day in history.  

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on this day in history.  

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

1525  Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50 on this day in history.  

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

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