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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

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

1639  On this day in history dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes  

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

1650  Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44 on May - 20.  

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

1690  On May - 20 england passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II  

1704  Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York on this day in history.  

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 May - 20 1st Jockey Club forms in SC  

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

1751  On May - 20 domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38  

1754  On May - 20 hans Gram, composer  

1759  William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC) on May - 20.  

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

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

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

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

1782  Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on this day in history.  

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

1822  On this day in history emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)  

1825  On this day in history charles X becomes King of France  

1825  On May - 20 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 this day in history the first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)  

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

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 this day in history birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

1364  On May - 20 birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

1470  Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian was born on May - 20.  

1537  On this day in history birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on May - 20.  

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

1593  On May - 20 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  On May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.  

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.  

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