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
1880 Eugene LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76 on May - 20.
1881 On this day in history wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)
1882 St Gotthard-railroad tunnel between Switzerland & Italy opens on May - 20.
1882 Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance on this day in history.
1882 Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928) on this day in history.
1883 On this day in history paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher
1883 On May - 20 william Chambers, author/publisher, dies
1889 On May - 20 felix Arndt, composer
1890 On May - 20 beniamino Gigli, Italy, tenor (Enzo-La Gioconde)
1891 On this day in history history of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison's prototype kinetoscope.
1892 On May - 20 george Sampson patents clothes dryer
1892 Triple Alliance between Germany, Italy & Austria-Hungary forms on this day in history.
1894 Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent) on this day in history.
1895 On May - 20 the first commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)
1895 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC) on May - 20.
1895 On May - 20 reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aviation manufacturer (Spitfire)
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.
1896 Clara Josephine Wieck Schumann, composer/pianist, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1899 On this day in history estelle Taylor, Delaware, actress (8 Commandments)
1900 On this day in history 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris France (lasted 5 months)
1900 2nd modern Olympic games opens in Paris (lasted 5 months) on this day in history.
1900 On May - 20 gustav Heinrich Graben-Hoffman, composer, dies at 80
1901 Max Euwe, Netherlands, world chess champion (1935-37) on May - 20.
1902 On May - 20 cuba gains independence from Spain and establishes a republic
1902 US military occupation of Cuba (since Jan 1, 1899) ends on May - 20.
1902 Cuba gains independence from Spain on this day in history.
1902 Hans Sahl, writer on May - 20.
1903 On May - 20 jerzy Fitelberg, composer
1904 Russell Hardie, Buffalo NY, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky) on May - 20.
1905 Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Sailing) on May - 20.
1908 The birth of James Stewart, American film actor on May - 20.
1908 On this day in history jimmy Stewart, PA, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Wash, Wonderful Life)
1909 On May - 20 edward Moss Hutchinson, educationalist