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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

1639  On this day in history dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes  

1648  On this day in history wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies  

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

1669  Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1750  On this day in history stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812  

1751  On this day in history domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38  

1754  Hans Gram, composer on this day in history.  

1759  William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC) on this day in history.  

1764  J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer on this day in history.  

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

1772  On this day in history william Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)  

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

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

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

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

1795  On this day in history ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded  

1806  John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history gustav Adolf Mankell, composer  

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

1822  On this day in history emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)  

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  1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on this day in history.  

1830  Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  

1470  Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian was born on this day in history.  

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  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on this day in history.  

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55