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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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 this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44  

1669  Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on May - 20.  

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  On this day in history elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY  

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

1734  1st Jockey Club forms in SC on May - 20.  

1750  On May - 20 stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812  

1751  Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1754  On this day in history hans Gram, composer  

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

1764  On May - 20 j Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer  

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

1772  William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket) on May - 20.  

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

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

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

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

1782  On this day in history carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68  

1784  England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris) on this day in history.  

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

1806  On May - 20 john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian  

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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 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  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on May - 20.  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on May - 20.  

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

1537  On May - 20 birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  On May - 20 birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

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  On May - 20 death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  

1277  On May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

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

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.  

1449  On this day in history 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 May - 20.  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.