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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Sunday, 31 July 2016

0069  On December - 20 general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

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

0217  On December - 20 pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

1046  Synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI on this day in history.  

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1192  On this day in history richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna  

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

1448  On this day in history pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal  

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1494  On this day in history matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

1522  On December - 20 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  On December - 20 thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician  

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

1539  On this day in history johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

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

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 December - 20.  

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  Christoph Schultze, composer on December - 20.  

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

1629  On December - 20 pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter  

1632  Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed on December - 20.  

1659  Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman on December - 20.  

1661  On December - 20 corporation Act enforced in England  

1669  On December - 20 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 December - 20 john Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76  

1679  On this day in history johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75  

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

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  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer was born on December - 20.  

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

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on December - 20.  

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

0217  On this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

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

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

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1355  On December - 20 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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