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Historical Events In May - 20

Sunday, 16 February 2020

1879  On May - 20 5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1880  Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76 on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1881  On this day in history wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1882  St Gotthard-railroad tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1882  Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1882  Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1883  On this day in history paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1883  On May - 20 william Chambers, author/publisher, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1889  On May - 20 felix Arndt, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1890  On May - 20 beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1891  On this day in history history of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1892  On May - 20 george Sampson patents clothes dryer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1892  Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria-Hungary forms on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1894  Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  On May - 20 the first commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC) on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  On May - 20 reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1896  The six ton chandelier of the Palais Garnier falls on the crowd resulting in the death of one and the injury of many others on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1896  Clara Josephine Wieck Schumann, composer/pianist, dies at 76 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1899  On this day in history estelle Taylor, Delaware, actress (8 Commandments)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1900  On this day in history 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris France (lasted 5 months)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1900  2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1900  On May - 20 gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer, dies at 80  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1901  Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37) on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  On May - 20 cuba gains independence from Spain and establishes a republic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  Cuba gains independence from Spain on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  Hans Sahl, writer on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1903  On May - 20 jerzy Fitelberg, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1904  Russell Hardie, Buffalo NY, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky) on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1905  Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing) on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  The birth of James Stewart, American film actor on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  On this day in history jimmy Stewart, PA, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1909  On May - 20 edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  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  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1554  On May - 20 birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In May - 20

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0685  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1277  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on this day in history.  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  On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  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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