On This Day

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, born in Franklin County, Missouri (d. 1951)

Famous Deaths

  • Stephen Dodson Ramseur, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 27