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Historical Events For May - 20

Friday, 21 July 2017

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

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

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 May - 20.  

1704  On May - 20 elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY  

1734  The first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina on May - 20.  

1734  1st Jockey Club forms in SC on May - 20.  

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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  On this day in history hans Gram, composer  

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

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

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  Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain on this day in history.  

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

1806  On May - 20 john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian  

1812  On this day in history gustav Adolf Mankell, composer  

1818  On May - 20 william George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)  

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 May - 20.  

1828  On May - 20 james William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

1830  On May - 20 the first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)  

1830  On May - 20 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  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on May - 20.  

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

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

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

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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  On May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

1285  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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 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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