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Historical Events For December - 20

Saturday, 21 October 2017

0069  General Vespasianus occupies Rome on December - 20.  

0069  Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.  

0217  Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on December - 20.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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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  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on December - 20.  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on December - 20.  

1585  English fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen on this day in history.  

1594  On this day in history giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1600  Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published on this day in history.  

1606  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown on December - 20.  

1606  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va on this day in history.  

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 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  On December - 20 corporation Act enforced in England  

1669  First jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1688  Prince Willem III's troops pull into London on December - 20.  

1694  Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben on December - 20.  

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  On December - 20 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  On this day in history birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  On December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on December - 20.  

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

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On December - 20 birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On December - 20 death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

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

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on December - 20.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on December - 20.  

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

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

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