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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

0069  On December - 20 general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

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

0217  On this day in history pope Zephyrinus  

0860  King Ethelbald of Wessex on December - 20.  

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 December - 20.  

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

1192  On this day in history richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on this day in history.  

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

1594  On this day in history giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1600  On this day in history ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published  

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

1606  On December - 20 virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va  

1606  On December - 20 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 December - 20.  

1632  Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed on this day in history.  

1659  Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1679  On December - 20 johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75  

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

1694  Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben on December - 20.  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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

1355  On this day in history 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  

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