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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Tuesday, 04 August 2015

1639  On May - 20 dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes  

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

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

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

1669  On May - 20 joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies  

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

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

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

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

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

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

1764  On this day in history 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 May - 20 britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio  

1774  On this day in history britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio  

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 this day in history.  

1782  Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

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

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

1806  On this day in history john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian  

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

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

1828  On May - 20 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  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 People Born On This Day In History

1315  On this day in history birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

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 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 May - 20.  

1593  On May - 20 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  On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

1285  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 May - 20 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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