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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Friday, 29 May 2015

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 this day in history.  

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  England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II on this day in history.  

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

1704  Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY on May - 20.  

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

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

1750  Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812 on this day in history.  

1751  On May - 20 domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38  

1754  On May - 20 hans Gram, composer  

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

1764  On May - 20 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  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  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 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  Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer on this day in history.  

1818  William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo) on May - 20.  

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

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 May - 20.  

1830  The first railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on this day in history.  

1830  On this day in history 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 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 May - 20.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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)  

Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  On this day in history death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  

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

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 May - 20.  

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

1471  On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  

1503  On this day in history death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55