On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1890

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, jazz pianist/composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Deaths


Person of interestRichard Francis Burton

Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), dies at 69

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton

1890 Highlights

About October 20, 1890

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 129 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra