Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
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 On May - 20 wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies
1650 On May - 20 francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44
1669 On May - 20 joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies
1690 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II on May - 20.
1704 On May - 20 elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York
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 1st Jockey Club forms in SC on this day in history.
1750 On May - 20 stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812
1751 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on May - 20.
1754 On May - 20 hans Gram, composer
1759 William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC) on this day in history.
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 On May - 20 britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio
1774 On this day in history 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 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 May - 20 england & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)
1795 Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on May - 20.
1806 On this day in history john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian
1812 Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on this day in history.
1818 On May - 20 william George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)
1822 On May - 20 emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
1825 On May - 20 charles X becomes King of France
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 this day in history.
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.