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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Saturday, 28 February 2015

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 May - 20.  

1648  On May - 20 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  England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II on this day in history.  

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

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

1734  On this day in history the first Jockey Club forms in South Carolina  

1734  On this day in history 1st Jockey Club forms in SC  

1750  On this day in history stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812  

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

1764  On this day in history j Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer  

1768  Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17) on this day in history.  

1772  On May - 20 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 20.  

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

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  On this day in history john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian  

1812  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on May - 20.  

1818  On this day in history william George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)  

1822  On May - 20 emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)  

1825  Charles X becomes King of France on May - 20.  

1825  On this day in history antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)  

1828  On this day in history james William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905  

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

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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 this day in history.  

1364  On this day in history birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

1470  Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian was born on May - 20.  

1537  On this day in history birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

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

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

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 May - 20.  

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

1449  On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.  

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.