What Happened on October 20, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Abraham Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln


Famous Birthdays

  • James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

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