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Historical Events For May - 20

Sunday, 24 September 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  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on May - 20.  

1650  On May - 20 francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44  

1669  Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

1690  On May - 20 england passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II  

1704  On this day in history elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1754  Hans Gram, composer on May - 20.  

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

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 May - 20.  

1775  On May - 20 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  England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris) on this day in history.  

1795  On May - 20 ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded  

1806  John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian on May - 20.  

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on May - 20.  

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

1822  On May - 20 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  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 May - 20.  

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  On May - 20 birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

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 this day in history birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

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

1593  On this day in history birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

1593  On this day in history birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

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Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on May - 20.  

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  On May - 20 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 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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