Historical Events In October - 20
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
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 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62 on this day in history.
1871 Frederick Burton, IN, actor (One Way Passage) on this day in history.
1871 Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78 on this day in history.
1873 On October - 20 p T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth," opens (NYC)
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 Franz Schubert's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres on this day in history.
1877 Josephine McGill, composer on October - 20.
1880 On October - 20 amsterdam Free University opens
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 On October - 20 max Bruch's "Kol Nidre," 1st performed
1884 The birth of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian actor on October - 20.
1884 Thomas Chalmers, NYC, actor (Blind Alleys, Outrage) on this day in history.
1887 Addison Richards, Zanesville OH, actor (Pentagon, Fighting Seabees) on October - 20.
1888 On this day in history chicago & All America baseball teams play exhibition in Auckland, NZ
1889 On October - 20 gerhart Hauptmann's "Vor Sonnenaufgang," premieres in Berlin
1889 On October - 20 margaret Dumont, actress-Marx Brothers' foil (Day at the Races)
1890 Pike's Peak railroad completed on this day in history.
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 October - 20.
1891 James Chadwick, English physicist (discovered neutron) on October - 20.
1893 Charlie Chase, US actor/director (Sons of Desert) on this day in history.
1895 Rex Ingram, US actor (Tarzan of the Apes, 10 Commandments) on October - 20.
1896 On October - 20 nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)
1897 On October - 20 jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1898 On this day in history nC Mutual & Provident Insurance Company forms
1899 Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers on October - 20.
1899 Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand) on October - 20.