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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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

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

1648  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44  

1669  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1750  On this day in history 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  Hans Gram, composer on this day in history.  

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

1764  J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1775  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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  On this day in history william George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)  

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

1825  On this day in history charles X becomes King of France  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1830  Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry on this day in history.  

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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  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  

1470  Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian was born on this day in history.  

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

1547  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.