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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Monday, 27 June 2016

1639  On May - 20 dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes  

1639  Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes on this day in history.  

1648  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44  

1669  Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on May - 20.  

1690  England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II on this day in history.  

1704  On May - 20 elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York  

1704  Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY on May - 20.  

1734  On May - 20 the first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina  

1734  On this day in history 1st Jockey Club forms in SC  

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1750  On this day in history stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812  

1751  Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on May - 20.  

1754  Hans Gram, composer on May - 20.  

1759  On this day in history william Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)  

1764  On this day in history j Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer  

1768  Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17) on this day in history.  

1772  On this day in history william Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)  

1774  On this day in history britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio  

1774  Britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio on this day in history.  

1775  Citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina declare independence of Britain on May - 20.  

1775  On this day in history citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain  

1782  On this day in history carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68  

1784  England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris) on this day in history.  

1795  Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on May - 20.  

1806  On May - 20 john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian  

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on this day in history.  

1818  William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo) on this day in history.  

1822  Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo) on May - 20.  

1825  On May - 20 charles X becomes King of France  

1825  Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister) on May - 20.  

1828  On May - 20 james William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1830  On this day in history the first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)  

1830  1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on this day in history.  

1830  On May - 20 amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  On May - 20 birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  

1470  On May - 20 birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  On May - 20 birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  On this day in history birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist was born on May - 20.  

1593  On May - 20 birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on May - 20.  

1277  On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

1285  On this day in history death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.  

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.  

1471  On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  

1503  On May - 20 death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.  

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