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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1639  On this day in history dorchester, Massachusetts funds the first school in the US from local taxes  

1639  Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes on this day in history.  

1648  Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies on this day in history.  

1650  On this day in history francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44  

1669  Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies on this day in history.  

1690  On this day in history england passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II  

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

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

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

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

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  Hans Gram, composer on this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history england & Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)  

1795  Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded on this day in history.  

1806  John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian on this day in history.  

1812  On this day in history gustav Adolf Mankell, composer  

1818  William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo) on this day in history.  

1822  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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  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  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  

1470  Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian was born on this day in history.  

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

1547  On this day in history birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  On this day in history birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

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 this day in history.  

1277  On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

1285  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

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  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on this day in history.  

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