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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Saturday, 05 September 2015

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

1639  On May - 20 dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes  

1648  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on May - 20.  

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

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

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  On May - 20 elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY  

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

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

1754  On May - 20 hans Gram, composer  

1759  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  

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

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

1775  On May - 20 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  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  On May - 20 ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded  

1806  On this day in history john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian  

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on May - 20.  

1818  William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo) on this day in history.  

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  On May - 20 james William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1830  The first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on this day in history.  

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

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  On May - 20 birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on May - 20.  

1470  Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian was born on May - 20.  

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

1547  On May - 20 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 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  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 this day in history 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 May - 20.  

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  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.  

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