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Historical Events In May - 20

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

1834  On May - 20 marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1835  On May - 20 otto is named the first modern king of Greece.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1840  York Minster was badly damaged by fire on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1841  On this day in history sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1841  On May - 20 joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1844  On this day in history henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1845  The first legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1845  1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1847  Mary Lamb, writer, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1850  On this day in history eaton Faning, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1851  Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1856  On May - 20 henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1861  Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1861  On May - 20 kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1861  North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1862  Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of the West on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1862  Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1864  On May - 20 battle at Ware Bottom Church VA, 1,400 killed or injured  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1864  On this day in history spotsylvania-campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured person  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1864  On May - 20 battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1864  John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70 on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1867  British parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women suffrage on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1867  On this day in history royal Albert Hall foundation laid by Queen Victoria  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1867  On May - 20 brit parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women suffrage  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1868  Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1870  Second Chamber abolishes capital punishment on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1874  On May - 20 levi Strauss markets blue jeans with copper rivets, price $13.50 doz  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1874  On this day in history folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1875  International Bureau of Weights & Measures established by treaty on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1875  Intl Bureau of Weights & Measures forms by treaty on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1875  On May - 20 amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1876  John Owen Jones, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1876  On this day in history harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1879  On this day in history the Department of Railways and Canals comes into effect with a Minister having jurisdiction over all railways pertaining to the Dominion Government. Previously this function had been covered by the Department of Public Works.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

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1315  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1470  On this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1537  On May - 20 birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1593  On this day in history birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1285  On this day in history death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1444  On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1503  On May - 20 death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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