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 This day in History - October 20
417 Historic Events for October 20
1819

Daniel Edgar Sickles, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1914

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1820

Spain sells part of Florida to US for $5 million

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1820

George Jerrison Stannard, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Birth
1820

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham, Major General (Confederate Army)

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1822

1st edition of London Sunday Times

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1822

Mansfield Lovell, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1884

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1823

Thomas Hughes, England, author (Tom Brown's School Days)

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1827

Battle at Navarino: Engl/Russ/French fleet beat Turk/Egyptian fleet

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1833

Charles Darwin reaches river mouth of Parana

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1835

HMS Beagle leaves Galapagos Archipelago/sails to Tahiti

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1843

Victor de Stuers, Dutch art connoisseur

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1843

1st Chinese immigrant arrives in Suriname

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1845

Opera "Tannh„user" is produced (Dresden)

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1847

Little William Nelman poisons his grandpa

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1854

Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)

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1854

Arthur Rimbaud, France, poet/adventurer (Illuminations)

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1856

Arnhem-Oberhausen railway in Netherlands opens

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1859

John Dewey, philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing)

Birth
1859

G B Studd, cricketer (brother of C T, 4 Tests for England)

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1862

Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname

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1864

Lincoln formaly establishes Thanksgiving as a natl holiday

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1864

Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27

Death
1870

Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62

Death
1871

Charles Babbage, English mathematician (calculator), dies at 78

Death
1871

Paul Val‚ry, writer

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