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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

0069  On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

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

0217  On this day in history pope Zephyrinus  

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

1192  Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna on December - 20.  

1355  On this day in history 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.  

1494  Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on this day in history.  

1522  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 on this day in history.  

1524  Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician on this day in history.  

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

1539  On December - 20 johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

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

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

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer on December - 20.  

1600  On December - 20 ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published  

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

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

1606  On December - 20 christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On this day in history emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg  

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 this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman  

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

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

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

1606  On December - 20 birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

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

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  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  On December - 20 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 December - 20.  

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

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

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