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Historical Events For May - 20

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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

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

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

1650  Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1669  Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on May - 20.  

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

1704  Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York on this day in history.  

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

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 May - 20.  

1754  On May - 20 hans Gram, composer  

1759  On May - 20 william Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)  

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

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  On this day in history britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio  

1775  Citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina declare independence of Britain on May - 20.  

1775  On this day in history 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 May - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 20.  

1830  On this day in history 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 May - 20.  

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

1537  On May - 20 birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

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  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 May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

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  On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  

1503  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on this day in history.  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.  

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