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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Sunday, 21 December 2014

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  On May - 20 wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies  

1650  Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

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

1690  On this day in history 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 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.  

1750  Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812 on May - 20.  

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

1754  Hans Gram, composer on May - 20.  

1759  On this day in history william Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)  

1764  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  

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

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 May - 20 carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68  

1784  England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris) on May - 20.  

1795  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  

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

1825  Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister) on this day in history.  

1828  James William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 on this day in history.  

1830  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  On May - 20 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  On May - 20 birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on May - 20.  

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

1593  On this day in history birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on this day in history.  

1277  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.  

1285  On May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

1444  On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.  

1471  On May - 20 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  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55