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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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

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  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  Elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York on May - 20.  

1704  On May - 20 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  

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

1751  Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38 on this day in history.  

1754  Hans Gram, composer on May - 20.  

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  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  Britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1784  England & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris) on May - 20.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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  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 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

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

1277  On May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

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

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

1506  On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55