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Historical Events For December - 20

Thursday, 23 March 2017

0069  On December - 20 general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

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

0217  Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

0860  On December - 20 king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  On December - 20 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  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1448  Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal on this day in history.  

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

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  On December - 20 thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician  

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

1539  On this day in history johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

1579  On December - 20 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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  On December - 20 pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter  

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 this day in history.  

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

1669  1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery on December - 20.  

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 December - 20.  

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

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 December - 20 birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  On December - 20 birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

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

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on December - 20.  

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  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)  

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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 this day in history.  

0217  On this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On December - 20 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 December - 20.  

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

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

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

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