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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Saturday, 25 October 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 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 May - 20.  

1690  On this day in history england passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II  

1704  On May - 20 elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York  

1704  Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY on this day in history.  

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

1751  On May - 20 domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38  

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

1772  William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket) on May - 20.  

1774  Britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio on this day in history.  

1774  Britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio on this day in history.  

1775  Citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina declare independence of Britain on May - 20.  

1775  On May - 20 citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain  

1782  On this day in history carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68  

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

1795  Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on May - 20.  

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

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1825  Charles X becomes King of France on May - 20.  

1825  On this day in history antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)  

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 May - 20.  

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

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

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  On May - 20 birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

1470  On this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  On May - 20 birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on May - 20.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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 May - 20.  

1285  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

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 May - 20.  

1503  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on this day in history.  

1506  On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55