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  • Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus)Erfstadhouder Prins Willem V (Willem Batavus) (Huis van Oranje-Nassau) was from 1751 till 1795 sovereign of the Netherlands (also known as Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden)
  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Bunker Hill
  • The United States Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy (later renamed the United States Navy).
  • At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Weather

The temperature on May 20, 1775 was about 8.0 °C. Wind direction mainly north-northwest. Weather type: regen helder bui .

Source: KNMI (weather station Zwanenburg/The Netherlands) 

Source: Delpher (Koninklijke Bibliotheek Newspapers from May 20, 1775 at Delpher

Born on May 20
Died on May 20

Names that were popular for boys in 1775
  • Jan
  • Cornelis
  • Pieter
  • Johannes
  • Hendrik
  • Joannes
  • Willem
  • Gerrit
  • Jacob
  • Petrus
  • Jacobus
  • Dirk
  • Jean
  • Klaas
  • Adrianus
Names that were popular for girls in 1775
  • Maria
  • Anna
  • Johanna
  • Cornelia
  • Catharina
  • Joanna
  • Marie
  • Trijntje
  • Elisabeth
  • Adriana
  • Neeltje
  • Antje
  • Grietje
  • Aaltje
  • Janna