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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

0069  General Vespasianus occupies Rome on December - 20.  

0069  Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on this day in history.  

0217  On this day in history pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

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 richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna  

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

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

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

1539  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on this day in history.  

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.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1606  On this day in history christoph Schultze, composer  

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  Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed on this day in history.  

1659  On December - 20 francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman  

1661  Corporation Act enforced in England on December - 20.  

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

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

1676  On December - 20 john Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76  

1679  Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75 on December - 20.  

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 December - 20 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  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on December - 20.  

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

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

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

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on December - 20.  

1626  On December - 20 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  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

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

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