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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Sunday, 05 July 2015

1639  Dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes on May - 20.  

1639  On May - 20 dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes  

1648  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on May - 20.  

1650  Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1669  On May - 20 joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies  

1690  On this day in history england passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II  

1704  On this day in history elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York  

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

1734  The first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina on this day in history.  

1734  1st Jockey Club forms in SC on this day in history.  

1750  On May - 20 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  William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC) on this day in history.  

1764  J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer on this day in history.  

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

1772  William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket) on this day in history.  

1774  On May - 20 britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio  

1774  Britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio on May - 20.  

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

1775  On May - 20 citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain  

1782  On May - 20 carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68  

1784  On May - 20 england & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)  

1795  Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on this day in history.  

1806  On this day in history john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian  

1812  On May - 20 gustav Adolf Mankell, composer  

1818  On this day in history william George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)  

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

1825  On May - 20 charles X becomes King of France  

1825  On this day in history antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)  

1828  On this day in history james William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1830  On May - 20 the first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)  

1830  On May - 20 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)  

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

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on this day in history.  

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on May - 20.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1593  On this day in history birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

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  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on this day in history.  

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

1444  On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

1449  On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

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

1503  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on May - 20.  

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55