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Historical Events For May - 20

Thursday, 19 January 2017

1639  On this day in history dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes  Click To Search About This In Google

1639  On this day in history dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes  Click To Search About This In Google

1648  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1650  On May - 20 francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44  Click To Search About This In Google

1669  Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1690  England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1704  On this day in history elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York  Click To Search About This In Google

1704  On this day in history elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY  Click To Search About This In Google

1734  The first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1734  On May - 20 1st Jockey Club forms in SC  Click To Search About This In Google

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1750  On May - 20 stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812  Click To Search About This In Google

1751  On May - 20 domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38  Click To Search About This In Google

1754  Hans Gram, composer on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1759  On this day in history william Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)  Click To Search About This In Google

1764  On this day in history j Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer  Click To Search About This In Google

1768  Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17) on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1772  William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1774  Britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1774  On this day in history britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio  Click To Search About This In Google

1775  Citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina declare independence of Britain on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1775  On May - 20 citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain  Click To Search About This In Google

1782  On this day in history carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68  Click To Search About This In Google

1784  England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris) on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1795  Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1806  John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1818  On this day in history william George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)  Click To Search About This In Google

1822  On May - 20 emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)  Click To Search About This In Google

1825  On May - 20 charles X becomes King of France  Click To Search About This In Google

1825  On this day in history antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)  Click To Search About This In Google

1828  James William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1830  On May - 20 the first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)  Click To Search About This In Google

1830  1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1830  Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1470  On May - 20 birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  Click To Search About This In Google

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

1554  On May - 20 birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  Click To Search About This In Google

1593  On this day in history birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  Click To Search About This In Google

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  Click To Search About This In Google

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Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  On this day in history death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  Click To Search About This In Google

1277  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1285  On May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  Click To Search About This In Google

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1449  On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  Click To Search About This In Google

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.  Click To Search About This In Google

1503  On May - 20 death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  Click To Search About This In Google

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  Click To Search About This In Google

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