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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Monday, 24 November 2014

0069  General Vespasianus occupies Rome on this day in history.  

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

0217  Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  On December - 20 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 December - 20.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

1192  Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna on this day in history.  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on December - 20.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1600  On this day in history ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published  

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

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 December - 20.  

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

1632  On December - 20 nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed  

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

1661  Corporation Act enforced in England on December - 20.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1694  Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben on December - 20.  

1699  Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1 on December - 20.  

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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 December - 20.  

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

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

1626  On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0217  On December - 20 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  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on this day in history.  

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

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on December - 20.  

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