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Historical Events For May - 20

Sunday, 26 February 2017

1639  On this day in history dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes  

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

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

1650  On May - 20 francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44  

1669  On this day in history joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies  

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

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

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

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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 this day in history.  

1759  William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC) on May - 20.  

1764  On May - 20 j Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer  

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

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

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

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  Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68 on May - 20.  

1784  England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris) on this day in history.  

1795  Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1593  On May - 20 birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

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

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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  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on May - 20.  

1444  On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

1449  On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.  

1503  On May - 20 death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

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