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Historical Events Happened In December - 20

Sunday, 21 December 2014

0069  On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

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

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 this day in history.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on this day in history.  

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.  

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

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

1539  Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer on this day in history.  

1539  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on December - 20.  

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

1585  On December - 20 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  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown on this day in history.  

1606  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va on this day in history.  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer on December - 20.  

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

1629  Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter on this day in history.  

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

1659  On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman  

1661  On this day in history corporation Act enforced in England  

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 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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1699  Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

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 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.  

Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

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

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 December - 20.  

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