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 This day in History - May 20
444 Historic Events for May 20
1593

Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist

Birth
1597

Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle

Death
1622

Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies

Death
1631

German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg

Event
1639

Dorchester Mass, forms 1st school funded by local taxes

Event
1648

Wladyslaw IV Wasa, King of Poland, dies

Death
1650

Francesco Sacrati, composer, dies at 44

Death
1669

Joris van der Hagen, landscape painter, dies

Death
1690

England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II

Event
1704

Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY

Event
1734

1st Jockey Club forms in SC

Event
1743

[Fran‡ois D] Toussaint L'Ouverture, (… Breda), leader (Haiti)

Birth
1750

Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812

Birth
1751

Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, composer, dies at 38

Death
1754

Hans Gram, composer

Birth
1759

William Thornton, architect (Capitol building, Wash DC)

Birth
1764

J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/lithographer

Birth
1768

Dolley Dandridge Payne Madison, 1st lady (1809-17)

Birth
1772

William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)

Birth
1774

Britain gives Qu‚bec, Labrador and territory north of Ohio

Event
1775

Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain

Event
1782

Carlo Giovanni Testori, composer, dies at 68

Death
1782

Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, composer, dies at 82

Death
1784

England and Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)

Event
1795

Ign c Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded

Death