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Famous Events For October 20

Famous Events For October 20 – Today In History

What Happened on October 20 in World History?

Early Centuries – October 20 Historic Events – Before 1700

1. October 20, 1097 – Antioch sieged by the early crusaders
2. October 20, 1528 – A peace agreement between Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and Duke Charles of Guelders at Gorinchem
3. October 20, 1536 – changes in the way the churches functioned were handled by King Christian III of Denmark and Norway
4. October 20, 1576 – Capture and its loot of Maastricht by the army of Spain
5. October 20, 1587 – Henri van Navarra defeats the Catholic League at the war at Coultras

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6. October 20, 1600 – dynasty rule of the Tokugawa tribe commences in Japan with the war of Sekigahara
7. October 20, 1603 – unsuccessful rebellion in the Philippines by the Chinese that left 23000 dead
8. October 20, 1634 – The “Ship Money” tax was abolished by British King Charles I

18th Century – What Happened on October 20 – The 1700s

9. October 20, 1714 – coronation of George Ludwig von Hannover as King George I of Britain
10. October 20, 1740 – installation of Maria Theresa as sovereign of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia
11. October 20, 1751 – commissioning of the Royal vessel Duc de Bourgogne at Rochefort
12. October 20, 1774 – American Senate disapproves of amusement
13. October 20, 1781- partial freedom to religious fervor allowed in the Habsburg Kingdom
14. October 20, 1786 – Harvard University commences 1st planetary mission in US

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19th Century – October 20 This Day That Year – The 1800s

15. October 20, 1803 – US Senate approves the Louisiana dealings
16. October 20, 1813 – the domain of Westphalia obliterated
17. October 20, 1817 – vessel “Showboat” commences its first sail from Nashville
18. October 20, 1818 – The US and Canada agree on the 49th parallel as its boundary
19. October 20, 1818 – Oregon state administered by the US and Britain by a mutual agreement
20. October 20, 1820 – US purchases a portion of Florida from Spain on payment of $5 million
21. October 20, 1822 – publication of the first version of Sunday Times in London
22. October 20, 1827 – the combined forces of English, Russia, and French defeat the forces of Turk and Egypt at the war at Navarino
23. October 20, 1835 – Vessel HMS Beagle commences its journey from the Galapagos Archipelago to reach Tahiti
24. October 20, 1843 – refugees from China reach Suriname
25. October 20, 1847 – the murder by an English teenage boy, William Nelman, of his grandfather by administering arsenic became a famous court case
26. October 20, 1856 – the inauguration of railway traffic between Arnhem and Oberhausen in the Netherlands
27. October 20, 1862 – slaves from Suriname were pardoned

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28. October 20, 1864 – “Thanksgiving Day” was declared as a national holiday by US President Abraham Lincoln
29. October 20, 1873- premiere of “Greatest Show on Earth” with PT Barnum Hippodrome performing in NYC
30. October 20, 1877 – 2nd musical by Franz Schubert in B commences
31. October 20, 1880 – inauguration of Amsterdam Free University
32. October 20, 1883 – debut performance of “KolNidre” by Max Bruch
33. October 20, 1883 – agreement of Ancon to handover Tarapaca by Peru to Chile
34. October 20, 1888 – an exhibition baseball competition by Chicago and All America at Auckland, NZ
35. October 20, 1889 – debut performance in Berlin of “VorSonnenaufgang” by Gerhart Hauptmann
36. October 20, 1891 – the inauguration of a 6-day motorcycle competition at the international level at Madison Square Garden in New York
37. October 20, 1898 – establishment of an insurance company to deal with Mutual Fund and Provident Fund
38. October 20, 1899 – war between Britain and Boers at Talana Hill, Natal
39. October 20, 1899 – in the 11th America Cup, Columbia defeats Shamrock of England

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day October 20 – The 1900s

40. October 20, 1902 – a separate council was constituted by The Chamber of Deputies to review separating the Church and State in France
41. October 20, 1903 – The boundary row between Alaska and Canada was settled in favor of the US
42. October 20, 1904 – peace agreement between Bolivia and Chile to culminate the battle of Pacific: and provide for the construction of a railway line connecting La Paz, Bolivia to Arica on the coastal line
43. October 20, 1905 – The work stoppage in Russia commences and is withdrawn after 11 days
44. October 20, 1905 – Russian Chief Nicholas II permits the use of Polish to curb the rebellion in the Kingdom of Poland
45. October 20, 1906 – Dr. Lee DeForest proved the invention of the electrical void tube
46. October 20, 1908 – Belgium purchases Congo from King Leopold II
47. October 20, 1910 – formation of football team, KFC in Alkmaar
48. October 20, 1910 – the outer portion of the RMS Olympic, a sister vessel of the wrecked RMS Titanic is opened from Harland and Wolff dockyard in Belfast, Ireland
49. October 20, 1911 – Inauguration of Helen Hayes Theater at 210 W, 46th St, NYC
50. October 20, 1911 – voyage to the South Pole by Norwegian Roald Amundsen, Polar Explorer
51. October 20, 1912 – Inauguration of Cort Theatre at 148, 48th St NYC
52. October 20, 1912 – lengthy run best score (2:29:39.2) achieved by Hannes Kolehmaninen
53. October 20, 1917 – Women’s rights activist, Alice Paul commences her detention for 7 months for demonstrating for Females’ rights in Washington
54. October 20, 1918 – Germany allows extra compromises to achieve a cease-fire agreement
55. October 20, 1920 – debut performance of “1st Year” featuring Frank Craven in NYC

56. October 20, 1921 – an agreement between Germany and combined forces for compensation at a conference held in Wiesbaden
57. October 20, 1921 –The row over territory between Turkey and Syria was settled between the French and Mustafa Kemal at a meeting held at Ankara
58. October 20, 1922 – Change of name from Kenilworth in the Bronx to Dwight Place
59. October 20, 1924 – K.C. Monarchs defeat Hilldales, 5-0 at the 1st Negro League World Series
60. October 20, 1926 – severe cyclonic storm hits Cuba, leaving 600 dead
61. October 20, 1929 – inauguration of the Bayshore Highway in San Francisco
62. October 20, 1930 – debut broadcast of Adventures of Sherlock Holmes on NBC radio
63. October 20, 1931 – Frankie Frisch of Cards achieved the title – Most Valuable Player
64. October 20, 1932 – CBS admits Journalist Robert Trout
65. October 20, 1934 – Babe Ruth and Connie Mack travel to Hawaii and Japan heading the All-Star group
66. October 20, 1935 – Rebellion against fascism in Madrid and an estimated 400000 participate in the rebellion
67. October 20, 1935 – establishment of Anti-Fascist People’s Group in Brussels
68. October 20, 1935 – Baseball player, Hank Greenberg achieved the AL MVP title and Wes Ferrell achieved the runners-up title
69. October 20, 1935 – Mao Zedong was brought to fame in China by the culmination of demonstrations at Yanán, in Shaanxi
70. October 20, 1936 – Carl Hubbell achieved the MVP title in NL by a narrow margin over Dizzy Dean (26-6 > 24-13)
71. October 20, 1936 – the seat of administration of Spain shifted to Barcelona
72. October 20, 1939 – The musical “All the Things You Are” documented by Tommy Dorsey Orch
73. October 20, 1939 – a circular notification entitled Summi pontificates was published by Pope Pius XII
74. October 20, 1940 – controlled supply of cheese in the Netherlands
75. October 20, 1941 – execution of 500 residents of Kragujevac Serbia by Nazi
76. October 20, 1942 – radical changes advocated in the “Durham Manifesto”
77. October 20, 1944 – an accidental detonation of vehicles filled with compressed gas in Cleveland, Ohio leaves 135 dead and 3600 rendered displaced
78. October 20, 1944 – pupils and staff rebel in Guatemala

79. October 20, 1944 – Belgrade gets freedom from enemy hold by the action of Soviet and Yugoslav armies
80. October 20, 1944 – US was declared victorious in the war of Aachen
81. October 20, 1944 – the US Army guided by General Douglas MacArthur arrived in the Philippines as the US 6th Army on Leyte
82. October 20, 1945 – The prosecutions of Nazi War atrocities commenced by Justice Geoffrey Lawrence, US Supreme Court,
83. October 20, 1946 – in a competition match between Chicago Cards Vs NY Giants, Frank Seno achieves a 105 yd, kickoff
84. October 20, 1947 – trial into the possible Communist impact in Hollywood commenced by HUAC
85. October 20, 1947 – the authority to broadcast the events of the World Series purchased for $475000 for 3 years
86. October 20, 1947 – Debut performance of “Medea” by Robinson Jeffer in NYC
87. October 20, 1947 – US appoints its first lady US ambassador, Eugenie Anderson, to Denmark
88. October 20, 1950 – At a conference of the Biochemical Society, Chemists Archer John Porter Martin and James Lovelock prove the use of gas chromatography and the procedure was utilized by the petrochemical manufacturers
89. October 20, 1951 – Johnny Bright, an African American football player was manhandled by an opposing white player in a College Football Play in Stillwater, Oklahoma
90. October 20, 1952 – a state of crisis was declared in Kenya
91. October 20, 1953 – TV transmission channel 19 in Peoria inaugurated
92. October 20, 1954 – debut performance of “Peter Pan” at Winter Garden Theatre NYC and gives 149 presentations
93. October 20, 1955 – Premiere of “No Time for Sergeants” on Broadway featuring Andy Griffith
94. October 20, 1955 – documentation of the musical “Day-O” by Harry Belafonte
95. October 20, 1955 – inauguration of the 16-show play by Yanks in Japan
96. October 20, 1955 – The 3rd and final book of “The Lord of the Rings” by JRR Tolkien was issued by George Allen and Unwin in London
97. October 20, 1956 – Esperanza Station, Antarctica registers a high temperature of 58 F, (15 C)
98. October 20, 1956 – commencement of voyage across the Atlantic using a 17ft boat by Hannes Lindemann
99. October 20, 1957 – in a cricket match Karachi A defeats Sind A by an innings without loss of a wicket
100. October 20, 1957 – commencement of the weekly film by Walter Cronkite
101. October 20, 1959 – airing by TV Transmission channel 6 in Greenwood-Greenville, MS
102. October 20, 1960 – commissioning of the first fully automated post office, Providence RI
103. October 20, 1960 – Ralph Houk, 41 succeeds Casey Stengel as Yankee Manager
104. October 20, 1962 – premiere of the musical, “Mr. President” at St. James Theatre, New York to give 265 presentations
105. October 20, 1962- assault on India by Chinese army
106. October 20, 1962 – Atomic test by the US at Johnston Island
107. October 20, 1963 – Alec Douglas-Home installed as Prime Minister of Britain

108. October 20, 1963 – Atomic test by France at Ecker Algeria
109. October 20, 1963 – LPGA Hillside Golf Open achieved by Kathy Whitworth
110. October 20, 1963 – Spying trial of Nelson Mandela along with 8 others commences in South Africa
111. October 20, 1963 – commencement of TV transmission channel 7 in Charleston, South Carolina on PBS
112. October 20, 1964 – premiere of “Golden Boy” at Majestic Theatre, NYC to give 569 presentations
113. October 20, 1964 – NWA championship achieved by Mad Dog Vachon by defeating Verne Gagne in Minneapolis
114. October 20, 1964 – 150 detentions were made for causing a disturbance at Rolling Stones’s performance in Paris
115. October 20, 1965 – All-Stars defeat Montreal, 5-2 at the 19th NHL All-Star Play
116. October 20, 1965 – Beatles achieve gold for “Yesterday”
117. October 20, 1965 – numerous detention of communists in Indonesia
118. October 20, 1967 – 3 civil rights laborers in Meridan Mississippi were murdered and seven were sentenced in this connection by an All White civic court
119. October 20, 1967 – Bob Kennedy was selected by Charlie Finley to be the 1st manager of Oakland A’s
120. October 20, 1967 – inauguration of TV transmission channel 34 in Lubbock, TX (IND)
121. October 20, 1967 – a film on an unidentified subject by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin at Bluff Creek, known as ‘Big Foot’ produced

122. October 20, 1968 – premiere of “Her 1st Roman” at Lunt Fontanne Theatre NYC to give 17 presentations
123. October 20, 1968 – LPGA Quality Checked Golf Classic achieved by Carol Mann
124. October 20, 1968 – lengthy run at the 16th Olympic achieved by Mamo Wolde (2:20:26.4)
125. October 20, 1969 – TV Transmission channel 57 commences in Hazard, KY on NBC
126. October 20, 1970 – Nobel Peace Prize achieved by American Norman Borlaug
127. October 20, 1970 – spacecraft Zond 8 was sent to orbit the Moon and return
128. October 20, 1971 – premiere of “Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death” at Barrymore to give 325 presentations
129. October 20, 1971 – Nobel Peace Prize achieved by West German Chancellor Willy Brandt
130. October 20, 1971 – share market in Nepal crumpled
131. October 20, 1971 – Edward Kennedy, a Senator in the US assembly advocates that the British army be called back from Northern Ireland to form a United Ireland
132. October 20, 1972 – the arrival of Queen Juliana in Yugoslavia
133. October 20, 1972 – Queen Elizabeth II named John Betjeman as British Poet Laureate
134. October 20, 1973 – commencement of sanctions by OPEC
135. October 20, 1973 – Jim Thorpe declared as the best athlete of the century by President Nixon
136. October 20, 1973 – the inauguration of Sydney Opera House by Queen Elizabeth II
137. October 20, 1973 – Archibald Cox, a suspect in the Watergate scandal dismissed by US President Nixon
138. October 20, 1973 – Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and the papers submitted by Elliot L. Richardson and William D. Ruckelshaus, were accepted by President Nixon
139. October 20, 1973 – Radio Station WNYW sold to The Family Station Inc. and shifted from New York to Scituate Mass
140. October 20, 1973 – premiere of “Derrick” on ZDF
141. October 20, 1974 – premiere of “Richard III” a performance by Bard at Lincoln Centre NYC
142. October 20, 1975 – The Supreme Court is in favor of teachers slapping students after a notice
143. October 20, 1975 – Soviet Spacecraft, Venera 9 was the first to Orbit Venus
144. October 20, 1976 – in an accident when Frosta, a truck from Norway crashed with George Prince, 70 lost their lives
145. October 20, 1977 – debut performance of “Life in the Theatre” by David Mamet, in NYC
146. October 20, 1977 – debut film show of “Dracula” by Hamilton Deane & John Balderstones, in NYC
147. October 20, 1977 – In an air accident involving Lynyrd Skynyrd aircraft in McComb, Mississippi, six were dead among them were Ronnie Vanzant, Steve Gains, Cassie Gaines, and Dean Kilpatrick
148. October 20, 1978 – installation of Paul VandenBoeynants as head of Belgium Administration
149. October 20, 1978 – first constabulary band concert in the US
150. October 20, 1978 – US dollar cheapened less than that of Dutch Y 2
151. October 20, 1979 – Bob Dylan features on “Saturday Night Live”
152. October 20, 1979 – Inauguration and bestowing of John F. Kennedy Library in Boston
153. October 20, 1979 – John Tate knockout Gerrie Coetze in 15 to achieve the heavyweight competition title
154. October 20, 1981 – NJ Nets defeated by NY Knicks, 103-99 at the first NBA play at Meadowlands stadium
155. October 20, 1981 – Three associates of the radical group, Weather Underground were detained for raiding an armored truck
156. October 20, 1981 – indiscriminate outbreak in Antwerp Belgium Jewish place of Worship leaves one dead and 80 injured
157. October 20, 1981 – dismissal of Billy Martin from his position as Manager of Oakland A’s
158. October 20, 1981 – George Stigler achieves the Nobel Prize for Economics
159. October 20, 1982 – Installation of Jayewardene as President of Sri Lanka for the second time
160. October 20, 1982 – In the 19th World Series, St Louis Cards defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 4-3
161. October 20, 1982 – In a stampede at the Luzhnik stadium during the UEFA Cup competition between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 fans lost their life

162. October 20, 1983 – IBM announces its 2.1 model of PC DOS
163. October 20, 1984 –a 10-foot-wide small path off Valley Parkway constructed in Cleveland
164. October 20, 1984 – Mike Bossy representing Islander achieves his 30th hat trick by scoring 4 goals
165. October 20, 1984 – inauguration of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California
166. October 20, 1986 – Jetliner Tupolev-134 meets with an accident in South Africa
167. October 20, 1987 – A musical of Donna Summer, “The Wanderer” published by Geffen
168. October 20, 1987 – In an air accident involving a US Airforce plane that dashed against Ramada Inn near Indianapolis, 10 lost their life
169. October 20, 1987 – a number as high as 608,102,000 were transacted due to an increase in Dow-Jones share by 102.27 points
170. October 20, 1987 – a member of the unlawful watchful group, Bernhard Goetz was sent to prison for 6 months
171. October 20, 1988 –The British Government introduced a law to terminate the right of the doubtful to remain quiet on action on dissident IRA
172. October 20, 1988 – Gastineau steps down from playing football for private reasons
173. October 20, 1988 – In the 85th World Series play, LA Dodgers defeat Oakland A’s in the baseball competition, 4-1
174. October 20, 1988 – a suicide bomber explodes himself in the 125 St tunnel underpass in NYC
175. October 20, 1988 – in a drunken driving by Regi Rogers, No.1, representing Det Lions, 3 persons were killed
176. October 20, 1989 – Pakistan lifts the Sharjah Trophy with India and WI being other competitors
177. October 20, 1989 – US Senate removes Judge Alcee L. Hastings
178. October 20, 1990 – The vulgarity accusations against 3 persons of 2 Live Crew were found not sustainable in Florida
179. October 20, 1990 – demonstrations against battle commence in 20 towns in the US
180. October 20, 1990 – In the 86th World Series, Cincinnati Reds were victorious against Oakland A’s
181. October 20, 1991 – premiere of “Andre Heller’s Wonder House” at Broadhurst NYC to give 9 presentations
182. October 20, 1991 – 670 people lost their lives in an earthquake of magnitude ranging from 6.1 to 7.1 scale at Uttar Kashi, India
183. October 20, 1991 – inauguration of Intl. One Mind Zen Centre in Crestone, Colo
184. October 20, 1992 – Toronto vanquishes Atlanta in the 1st World Series play held outside of the US
185. October 20, 1992 – in a cricket match against India, David Houghton of Zimbabwe achieves his 1st century
186. October 20, 1993 – Monrovia, Liberia was given up by Mr. Johnson before exile to Nigeria
187. October 20, 1993 – Blue Jays and Phillies achieve the highest score, 15 and 14 in 4 hr 14 m respectively in the World Series play
188. October 20, 1995 – spacecraft Columbia 18, hurled into space
189. October 20, 1995 – Sri Lanka lifted the Sharjah Championship Trophy by defeating West Indies
190. October 20, 1996 – Curtain down for “Summer and Smoke” at Criterion Theatre NYC
191. October 20, 1996 – LPGA Samsung World Championship of Women’s Golf achieved by Annika Sorenstam
192. October 20, 1996 – The youngest competitor to achieve an HR in the World Series was Braves Andrew Jones
193. October 20, 1996 – In a cricket match against Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura, Wasim Akram and Saqlain Mushtaq achieve a test best of 313 runs for the 8th Wicket
194. October 20, 1997 – The accused Richard Gnida, a driver of a Limousine vehicle kills two Detroit Red Wings players and accepts his guilt
195. October 20, 1997 – US blames Microsoft for breaching the business contract on computers
196. October 20, 1998 – The Mark Twain Prize for American Humour was achieved by Comedian Richard Pryor

21st Century – October 20 This Day In History – The 2000s

197. October 20, 2004 – Boston Red Sox recovered from 0-3 to defeat New York Yankees, 4-3, in the MLB American League Championship
198. October 20, 2007 – South Africa defeats England, 15-6, at the 6th Rugby World Cup played at Saint-Denis
199. October 20, 2011 – Muammar Gaddafi and his son Moatassem Gaddafi (former chiefs of Libya) lost their life just after the war of Sirte while under detention by NTC troops
200. October 20, 2013 – In an indiscriminate attack in Hama, Syria, 30 persons were murdered
201. October 20, 2013 – in Baghdad, Iraq, 37 people lost their lives in an indiscriminate attack
202. October 20, 2014 – Installation of Joke Widodo as President of Indonesia

203. October 20, 2014 – A video clip shows that the Chicago police officer, Jason Van Dyke murdered by shooting Laquan McDonald, aged 17 years
204. October 20, 2015 – A maximum number of 500,00 refugees entered Greece as per the UN report
205. October 20, 2015 – Joe Biden, US Vice President, announces that he will not contest for the presidential
206. October 20, 2017 – the death toll in 2015 caused by Pollution as per the assessment report published by “The Lancet”
207. October 20, 2017 – debut screening of the computer-animated film “Coco” produced by Pixar for $ 175-200 million with all-Latino at Morelia Film Festival Morelia

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