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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Thursday, 23 October 2014

1639  On this day in history 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  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  On this day in history elias Neau forms school for slaves in New York  

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

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

1772  On this day in history william Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)  

1774  Britain gives Québec, Labrador & territory north of the Ohio on May - 20.  

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  On May - 20 citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain  

1782  On May - 20 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 May - 20 john Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian  

1812  On May - 20 gustav Adolf Mankell, composer  

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

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

1825  On this day in history charles X becomes King of France  

1825  Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister) on May - 20.  

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  1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American) on this day in history.  

1830  On this day in history amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry  

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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  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on May - 20.  

1470  On May - 20 birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on May - 20.  

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

1554  On May - 20 birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

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  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 May - 20.  

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