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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Friday, 31 October 2014

1639  Dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes on May - 20.  

1639  Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes on May - 20.  

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

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

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

1690  On May - 20 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  The first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina on this day in history.  

1734  1st Jockey Club forms in SC on this day in history.  

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 May - 20.  

1754  Hans Gram, composer on May - 20.  

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

1764  On this day in history j Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer  

1768  On May - 20 dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)  

1772  On May - 20 william Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)  

1774  On May - 20 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 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  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  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 May - 20 antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)  

1828  James William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905 on May - 20.  

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  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 May - 20.  

1364  On May - 20 birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

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

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on this day in history.  

1547  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1285  On May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.  

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

1471  On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  

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