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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Monday, 26 September 2016

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

1639  Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes on this day in history.  

1648  On May - 20 wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies  

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 May - 20 england passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II  

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 May - 20.  

1734  On May - 20 1st Jockey Club forms in SC  

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1750  Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812 on May - 20.  

1751  Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on May - 20.  

1754  Hans Gram, composer on May - 20.  

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 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 May - 20.  

1775  On this day in history citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina declare independence of Britain  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1825  Charles X becomes King of France on May - 20.  

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  On May - 20 the first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)  

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 this day in history.  

1470  On this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on May - 20.  

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

1554  On May - 20 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  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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.  

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