On This Day

What Happened on October 20, 1890

Famous Birthdays

  • Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton [LeMothe], American jazz pioneer pianist and composer (King Porter Stomp), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1941)

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? 130 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra