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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Sunday, 01 May 2016

0069  General Vespasianus occupies Rome on December - 20.  

0069  On December - 20 aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On December - 20 pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On December - 20 king Ethelbald of Wessex  

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  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  On this day in history pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal  

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  Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician on December - 20.  

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

1539  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on December - 20.  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on December - 20.  

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

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer on December - 20.  

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

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

1606  On this day in history 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  On December - 20 pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter  

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

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

1661  Corporation Act enforced in England on December - 20.  

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

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 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 this day in history.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On December - 20 birth of oronce FinĂ©, 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 this day in history.  

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

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) was born on December - 20.  

1594  On December - 20 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  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  On this day in history death of king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  On December - 20 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 this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

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

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

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