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 This day in History - October 20
417 Historic Events for October 20
1898

NC Mutual and Provident Insurance Company forms

Event
1899

Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) in 11th America's Cup

Event
1899

Battle at Talana Hill Natal: British army vs Boers

Event
1899

Evelyn Brent, Tampa FL, actress (Panama Lady, Last Coomand)

Birth
1899

Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)

Birth
1899

Robert H "Bobby" Gunning, Brit colonel (60th Rifles), dies in battle

Death
1900

Heinrich Himmler, head of Gestapo [see oct 7]

Birth
1900

Rodolfo Halffter, composer

Birth
1900

Wayne Morse, (Sen-R/D-Ore)

Birth
1900

Charles Dudley Warner, US writer (As We Go), dies at 70

Death
1901

Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer

Birth
1903

John Lodge, Washington DC, actor (Witchmaker)

Birth
1903

US wins disputed boundary between District of Alaska and Canada

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1904

Henry Hiles, composer, dies at 77

Death
1904

Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

Birth
1905

Frederic Dannay, « of Ellery Queen and Barnaby Ross (Cat of Many Tales)

Birth
1905

Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days

Event
1905

Russian tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish

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1906

William "Buck" Ewing, hall of fame catcher (NY Giants), dies at 67

Death
1906

Dr Lee DeForest demonstrated his electrical vacuum tube (radio tube)

Event
1908

Arlene Francis, [Kazanjian], Boston, radio/TV host (What's My Line?)

Birth
1908

King Leopold II sells Congo to Belgium

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1909

Monique Hare, French pianist

Birth
1910

1st appearance of cork centered baseball in World Series

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1910

Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar

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