Historical Events Happened In December - 20
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
0069 General Vespasianus occupies Rome on this day in history.
0069 Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.
0217 Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.
0860 On December - 20 king Ethelbald of Wessex
0910 On this day in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies
1046 On this day in history synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI
1073 On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies
1192 Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna on December - 20.
1355 Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on December - 20.
1448 On December - 20 pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal
1494 Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.
1522 Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta on December - 20.
1524 On this day in history thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician
1539 On this day in history paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer
1539 Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on December - 20.
1579 On this day in history john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)
1585 On December - 20 english fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen
1594 On December - 20 giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer
1600 Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published on December - 20.
1606 On December - 20 virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown
1606 On this day in history virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va
1606 On this day in history christoph Schultze, composer
1626 On December - 20 emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg
1629 Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter on December - 20.
1632 On December - 20 nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed
1659 On December - 20 francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman
1661 On December - 20 corporation Act enforced in England
1669 On this day in history first jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery
1669 On December - 20 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
1676 On this day in history john Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76
1679 Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75 on December - 20.
1688 Prince Willem III's troops pull into London on December - 20.
1694 On December - 20 frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben
1699 On this day in history peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1