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Historical Events For December - 20

Sunday, 04 December 2016

0069  On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

0069  Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on this day in history.  

0217  On December - 20 pope Zephyrinus  

0860  King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  On this day in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1046  On December - 20 synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI  

1073  On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1192  On December - 20 richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna  

1355  On December - 20 stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

1448  Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal on December - 20.  

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1494  Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on December - 20.  

1522  On this day in history 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.  

1524  Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician on December - 20.  

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer on this day in history.  

1539  On this day in history johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on this day in history.  

1585  English fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen on December - 20.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer on December - 20.  

1600  Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published on December - 20.  

1606  On this day in history virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown  

1606  On December - 20 virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer on this day in history.  

1626  Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg on this day in history.  

1629  Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter on this day in history.  

1632  On this day in history nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed  

1659  On December - 20 francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman  

1661  Corporation Act enforced in England on December - 20.  

1669  On December - 20 first jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery  

1669  On this day in history 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  On December - 20 johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75  

1688  Prince Willem III's troops pull into London on this day in history.  

1694  Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben on this day in history.  

1699  On this day in history peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On this day in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on this day in history.  

1539  On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on this day in history.  

1579  On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on December - 20.  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on December - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  On this day in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1022  On this day in history death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

1073  On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1355  On this day in history stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

1494  On December - 20 death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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