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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Tuesday, 21 October 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 May - 20 wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies  

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

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

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

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

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

1734  On this day in history the first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina  

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

1750  Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812 on this day in history.  

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

1754  On this day in history hans Gram, composer  

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

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

1768  On this day in history dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)  

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

1774  Britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio on May - 20.  

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  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 this day in history england & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)  

1795  On May - 20 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  William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo) on May - 20.  

1822  Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo) on May - 20.  

1825  On this day in history charles X becomes King of France  

1825  Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister) on May - 20.  

1828  On this day in history james William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1830  The first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on May - 20.  

1830  1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on this day in history.  

1830  On May - 20 amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry  

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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 May - 20.  

1470  On May - 20 birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  On this day in history birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

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

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

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

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on May - 20.  

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  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 May - 20.  

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