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Historical Events For October - 20

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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  Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 on this day in history.  

1870  Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on October - 20.  

1871  Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on this day in history.  

1871  On October - 20 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  Charles Edward Ives, Danbury Ct, composer (Holiday Quick Step) on this day in history.  

1876  Jeronimo de Bosch Kemper, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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1877  Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on this day in history.  

1877  On October - 20 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  Max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed on October - 20.  

1884  The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on October - 20.  

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 this day in history chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ  

1889  Gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin on this day in history.  

1889  Margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races) on this day in history.  

1890  On October - 20 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  On October - 20 rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments)  

1896  On October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)  

1897  Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses) on this day in history.  

1898  NC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms on October - 20.  

1899  Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on this day in history.  

1899  Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on October - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1435  On this day in history birth of andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca  

1475  On this day in history birth of giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api)  

1496  On this day in history birth of claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise  

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

1620  Aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691) was born on October - 20.  

1632  On October - 20 birth of christopher Wren, England, astronomer/great architect  

1637  Nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs) was born on this day in history.  

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

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Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  Eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies on October - 20.  

1139  On October - 20 henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies  

1187  On October - 20 urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies  

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

1274  Engelbert II of Falkenburg, archbishop of Cologne, dies on October - 20.  

1438  Jacopo di Piero della Quercia, Italian sculptor, dies at about 64 on this day in history.  

1525  On October - 20 joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50  

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

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