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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

0069  General Vespasianus occupies Rome on December - 20, 0069 in history.  

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

0217  On this day in history pope Zephyrinus  

0860  King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  On December - 20, 0910 in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

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

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

1192  On December - 20, 1192 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  Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal on December - 20, 1448 in history.  

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

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 December - 20, 1522 in history.  

1524  Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician on December - 20, 1524 in history.  

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

1539  On this day in history johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on this day in history.  

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

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

1600  Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published on December - 20, 1600 in history.  

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

1606  On this day in history virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer on December - 20, 1606 in history.  

1626  Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg on December - 20, 1626 in history.  

1629  On December - 20, 1629 in history 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, 1659 in history 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  On December - 20, 1669 in history 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  On December - 20, 1679 in history johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75  

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

1694  Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben on December - 20, 1694 in history.  

1699  Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

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1494  On December - 20, 1494 in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on December - 20, 1537 in history.  

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

1566  On this day in history birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on this day in history.  

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

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on this day in history.  

1626  On December - 20, 1626 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  On December - 20, 0069 in history 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, 0860 in history.  

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

1022  On December - 20, 1022 in history death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

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

1355  On December - 20, 1355 in history stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

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