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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Saturday, 25 April 2015

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 December - 20 king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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 December - 20.  

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

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

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

1448  Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal on this day in history.  

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 December - 20.  

1524  On December - 20 thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician  

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

1539  On this day in history johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

1579  On December - 20 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 December - 20.  

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

1606  On this day in history christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On December - 20 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 December - 20 francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman  

1661  Corporation Act enforced in England on this day in history.  

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

1669  On December - 20 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  Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75 on December - 20.  

1688  On this day in history prince Willem III's troops pull into London  

1694  On this day in history frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben  

1699  On this day in history peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On this day in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  King John III of Sweden (d. 1592) was born on this day in history.  

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 December - 20.  

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

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

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 December - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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