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Historical Events In May - 20

Thursday, 19 September 2019

1879  5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37 on this day in history.  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 May - 20 wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1882  On May - 20 germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1883  Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1889  On this day in history felix Arndt, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1890  On this day in history beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1891  On May - 20 history of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1892  George Sampson patents clothes dryer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1892  On May - 20 triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria-Hungary forms  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1894  Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent) on May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1895  On this day in history 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1895  On this day in history 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 May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1899  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1901  On this day in history max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1902  On this day in history cuba gains independence from Spain and establishes a republic  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1902  On this day in history hans Sahl, writer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1904  On this day in history russell Hardie, Buffalo NY, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1905  Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  The birth of James Stewart, American film actor on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1908  On May - 20 jimmy Stewart, PA, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1909  On this day in history edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1315  On May - 20 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  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on this day in history.  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 May - 20.  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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0685  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1277  On this day in history 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  On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  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 this day in history death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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