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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Monday, 02 May 2016

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

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 May - 20.  

1669  Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

1690  On May - 20 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  On May - 20 elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY  

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

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

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

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

1754  On this day in history hans Gram, composer  

1759  On May - 20 william Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)  

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

1768  On this day in history dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)  

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  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 May - 20.  

1784  On this day in history 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 May - 20.  

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

1822  On May - 20 emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)  

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

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  The first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on this day in history.  

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

1830  Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on May - 20.  

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

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

1449  On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

1471  On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  

1503  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on this day in history.  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.  

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