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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Friday, 03 July 2015

0069  General Vespasianus occupies Rome on this day in history.  

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

0217  Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.  

0860  King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

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

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 December - 20.  

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  On December - 20 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 December - 20.  

1539  On December - 20 johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

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

1585  English fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen on this day in history.  

1594  On December - 20 giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

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

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

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

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer on this day in history.  

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

1629  Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter on December - 20.  

1632  On December - 20 nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed  

1659  Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman on December - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1669  On this day in history 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery  

1676  John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76 on December - 20.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

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  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer was born on December - 20.  

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

1626  On this day 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  Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.  

0217  On this day in history death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

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

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

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