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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Monday, 29 August 2016

1639  On May - 20 dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes  

1639  On this day in history dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes  

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 this day in history.  

1690  England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II on May - 20.  

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  The first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina on this day in history.  

1734  On this day in history 1st Jockey Club forms in SC  

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1750  On May - 20 stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812  

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

1754  On May - 20 hans Gram, composer  

1759  William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC) on this day in history.  

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

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

1772  On this day in history william Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)  

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

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

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 May - 20 carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68  

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 May - 20.  

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on May - 20.  

1818  William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo) on May - 20.  

1822  On this day in history emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)  

1825  On May - 20 charles X becomes King of France  

1825  Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister) on this day in history.  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 20.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  

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

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