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 This day in History - May 20
444 Historic Events for May 20
1861

North Carolina becomes 11th and last state to secede from Union

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1861

Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle

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1861

Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War

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1861

US marshals appropriate previous year's telegraph dispatches, to reveal prosecessionist evidence

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1862

Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West

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1864

Spotsylvania-campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured person

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1864

Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured

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1864

John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70

Death
1867

Brit parliament rejects John Stuart Mills law on women suffrage

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1867

Royal Albert Hall foundation laid by Queen Victoria

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1868

Republican National Convention, meets in Chicago, nominates Grant

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1870

Second Chamber abolishes capital punishment

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1872

Albert Steinrck, German actor (Golem)

Birth
1874

Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry

Birth
1874

Levi Strauss markets blue jeans with copper rivets, price $13.50 doz

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1875

Intl Bureau of Weights and Measures forms by treaty

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1875

Amalia, wife of King Otto of Greece, dies at 58

Death
1876

Khristo Botev, Bulgarian poet, dies

Death
1876

Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria, dies at 8 days old

Death
1876

John Owen Jones, composer

Birth
1879

5th Kentucky Derby: Charlie Shauer aboard Lord Murphy wins in 2:37

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1880

EugŠne LFC prince the Ligne, Belgian prince of Ambise, dies at 76

Death
1881

Wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)

Birth
1882

Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)

Birth
1882

Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance

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