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 This day in History - May 20
444 Historic Events for May 20
1799

Honor‚ de Balzac, France, novelist (Pere Goriot, Human Comedy)

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1806

John Stuart Mill, UK, philosopher/political economist/Utilitarian

Birth
1812

Gustav Adolf Mankell, composer

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1815

Barth‚l‚my Menn, Swiss graphic artist/painter

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1818

William George Fargo, founder (Wells Fargo)

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1822

Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)

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1822

Fr‚d‚ric Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)

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1825

Charles X becomes King of France

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1825

Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)

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1828

James William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

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1830

Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)

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1830

1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)

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1830

D Hyde patents fountain pen

Event
1830

Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry

Birth
1834

Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies

Death
1834

Marquis de Lafayette, French general, dies

Death
1841

Joseph Blanco White, theological writert, dies

Death
1841

Sara Louisa Oberholtz, social reformer, anti-smoking advocate

Birth
1844

Henri Julien Felix Rousseau, French ambassador/painter (Dream)

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1845

1st legislative assembly convenes in Hawaii

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1847

Mary Lamb, writer, dies

Death
1850

Eaton Faning, composer

Birth
1851

Emile Berliner, Germany, inventor (flat phonograph record)

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1851

Rose Hawthorne Lathrop, US, nun/daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne

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1856

Henri E Cross [Delacroix], French painter

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