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 This day in History - October 20
417 Historic Events for October 20
1911

Roald Amundsen sets out on race to South Pole

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1911

Will Rogers Jr, NY, actor (Down to Earth)

Birth
1911

Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210 W 46th St NYC

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1912

Hannes Kolehmainen runs world record marathon (2:29:39.2)

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1912

Cort Theater opens at 148 W 48th St NYC

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1913

Barney Phillips, St Louis Mo, actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)

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1913

Angelo Ephrikian, composer

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1913

Bao Dai, emperor of Annam/Indochina/head of South Vietnam (1949-55)

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1913

Grandpa [Louis M] Jones, Niagra KY, country musician (Hee-Haw)

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1913

Leander Schlegel, composer, dies at 69

Death
1914

Fayard Nicholas, US, actor (Big Broadcast of 1936)

Birth
1915

Giora Schuster, composer

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1917

Jean-Pierre Melville, Paris France, director (A Cop)

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1917

Ken Cranston, cricketer (England all-rounder captained once in 1948)

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1917

Efrain Jonckheer, premier Dutch Antilles

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1918

Germans, aimed at an armistice, Germans agree to further concessions

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1918

Anton Diffring, Koblenz Germany, actor (Assignment Vienna)

Birth
1920

Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82

Death
1920

"1st Year" with Frank Craven premieres in NYC

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1921

Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)

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1921

Pierre Laporte, Canada, journalist/statesman (Revolution Script)

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1922

Kennelworth in Bronx renamed Dwight Place

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1922

John Anderson, Clayton Ill, actor (Virgil-Legend of Wyatt Earp)

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1923

Joe Minogue, journalist

Birth
1923

Robert Craft, Kingston, NY, conductor, Stravinsky-follower

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