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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Saturday, 25 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 December - 20 pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  On this day in history alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1046  On December - 20 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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

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  On December - 20 thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician  

1539  On this day in history paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1539  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on December - 20.  

1579  On this day in history john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1585  On this day in history english fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen  

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

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

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 December - 20.  

1626  Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg on this day in history.  

1629  On December - 20 pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter  

1632  Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed on December - 20.  

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

1566  On December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  On December - 20 birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

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

1606  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On this day in history 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  On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

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