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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Saturday, 23 July 2016

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

1639  On May - 20 dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes  

1648  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on May - 20.  

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

1669  On this day in history joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies  

1690  On May - 20 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 this day in history elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY  

1734  On May - 20 the first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina  

1734  1st Jockey Club forms in SC on this day in history.  

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

1751  On this day in history domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38  

1754  On this day in history 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 May - 20 dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1782  On this day in history carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68  

1784  On May - 20 england & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)  

1795  Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on May - 20.  

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

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on this day in history.  

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  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  The first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on May - 20.  

1830  On May - 20 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  On this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

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

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

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on May - 20.  

1593  On this day in history 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  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on May - 20.  

1277  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.  

1285  On this day in history death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

1444  On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.  

1471  On this day in history 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  On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

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