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Historical Events For December - 20

Thursday, 29 June 2017

0069  On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

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

0217  On December - 20 pope Zephyrinus  

0860  King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

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

1046  On December - 20 synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI  

1073  On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

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

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

1448  On December - 20 pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal  

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

1522  On this day in history 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 this day in history thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician  

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

1539  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on December - 20.  

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 December - 20.  

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

1606  On December - 20 christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On this day in history emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg  

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

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

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

1661  On this day in history corporation Act enforced in England  

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

1688  Prince Willem III's troops pull into London on this day in history.  

1694  On December - 20 frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben  

1699  Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1 on December - 20.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

1566  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on December - 20.  

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

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

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

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on December - 20.  

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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  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

0860  On December - 20 death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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

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

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  On December - 20 death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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