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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Friday, 27 March 2015

1639  On this day in history 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  On May - 20 wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies  

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

1669  On this day in history joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies  

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 this day in history the first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina  

1734  On this day in history 1st Jockey Club forms in SC  

1750  Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812 on this day in history.  

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

1768  On May - 20 dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)  

1772  On May - 20 william Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)  

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

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

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

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

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

1784  On this day in history england & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)  

1795  On May - 20 ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded  

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

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on May - 20.  

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

1822  On May - 20 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 May - 20 the first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)  

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

1830  Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry on May - 20.  

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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  On this day in history birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  On this day in history death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  On May - 20 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.