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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

1639  Dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes on this day in history.  

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

1648  On May - 20 wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies  

1650  On May - 20 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  Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York on May - 20.  

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

1734  The first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina on May - 20.  

1734  On May - 20 1st Jockey Club forms in SC  

1750  Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812 on May - 20.  

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

1754  On May - 20 hans Gram, composer  

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

1764  J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer on May - 20.  

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  Britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio on this day in history.  

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

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

1775  Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain on this day in history.  

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  John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history gustav Adolf Mankell, composer  

1818  William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo) on May - 20.  

1822  Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo) on this day in history.  

1825  Charles X becomes King of France on this day in history.  

1825  Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister) on this day in history.  

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

1830  The first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on May - 20.  

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

1830  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1593  On May - 20 birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

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 this day in history.  

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

1285  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on May - 20.  

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 this day in history 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.