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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)  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1435  On October - 20 birth of andrea Della Robbia, Florence, sculptor, nephew of Luca  

1475  Giovanni Rucellai, Italian poet (Le Api) was born on this day in history.  

1496  Claude de Lutherans, duke of Guise was born on October - 20.  

1616  Thomas Bartholin, Danish physician, mathematician, and theologian (d. 1680) was born on October - 20.  

1620  On this day in history birth of aelbert Cuyp, Dutch painter (d. 1691)  

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

1637  On October - 20 birth of nicolaas van der Veken, Flemish sculptor (confessional chairs)  

1656  Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (d. 1746) was born on October - 20.  

Famous Deaths In October - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0460  On this day in history eudocia Aelia Athenais, empress Oostromeinse Rich/poetess, dies  

1139  Henry X the Trotse, duke of Bayern (1126-38), dies on this day in history.  

1187  Urbanus III, [Umberto Crivelli], Italian Pope (1185-87), dies on this day in history.  

1268  On October - 20 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  Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50 on this day in history.  

1570  On October - 20 death of joão de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)