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Historical Events For May - 20

Monday, 27 March 2017

1639  Dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes on this day in history.  

1639  Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes on this day in history.  

1648  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1690  England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II on this day in history.  

1704  Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York on May - 20.  

1704  On this day in history elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY  

1734  The first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina on May - 20.  

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

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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  On this day in history william Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)  

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

1768  Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17) on May - 20.  

1772  William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket) on this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded  

1806  John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian on May - 20.  

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on May - 20.  

1818  On May - 20 william George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)  

1822  Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo) on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history 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 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 this day in history.  

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

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.  

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

1444  On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

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 this day in history.  

1503  On this day in history death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

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