Historical Events Happened In October - 20
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
1859 On October - 20 g B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)
1862 Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname on this day in history.
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 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 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 this day in history.
1877 On this day in history franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1877 Josephine McGill, composer on October - 20.
1880 Amsterdam Free University opens on this day in history.
1882 Bela Lugosi, Hungary, actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space) on October - 20.
1882 Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentina poet (El arpa perdida), dies at 41 on October - 20.
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 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on this day in history.
1888 Chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ on October - 20.
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 October - 20 pike's Peak railroad completed.
1891 First International 6 day bike race begins in New York on October - 20.
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 Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on October - 20.
1895 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on this day in history.
1896 On this day in history nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
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 October - 20.
1899 On this day in history evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)