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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

1054  On February - 20 yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  On this day in history saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1194  On February - 20 tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on this day in history.  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.  

1472  On February - 20 orkney and Shetland annexed to the crown of Scotland as security for the dowry of Princess Margaret, daughter of Christian 1, King of Norway and Denmark, and wife of James 111 of Scotland.  

1472  Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment on this day in history.  

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) on this day in history.  

1507  Gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II) on this day in history.  

1523  Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers) on February - 20.  

1524  On February - 20 tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya  

1525  On this day in history swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army  

1525  On this day in history swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army  

1547  On February - 20 king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII  

1569  Mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50 on February - 20.  

1595  On this day in history ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies  

1626  On this day in history john Dowland, composer, dies  

1628  Gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63 on this day in history.  

1632  Thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories) on this day in history.  

1633  On this day in history jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1653  Defeat of Dutch fleet under Admiral Van Tromp by Admiral Blake off Portsmouth on February - 20.  

1653  Defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth on this day in history.  

1656  On this day in history johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised  

1656  On this day in history james Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76  

1667  David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies on this day in history.  

1673  On this day in history first recorded wine auction held (London)  

1673  1st recorded wine auction held (London) on this day in history.  

1694  On this day in history the birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist  

1707  Aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies on February - 20.  

1710  On this day in history johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands  

1710  Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Neth on this day in history.  

1724  Georg F Handel's opera "Giulio Cesare in Egitto," premieres in London on February - 20.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism) was born on this day in history.  

1507  On this day in history birth of gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

1523  On this day in history birth of jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)  

1632  On February - 20 birth of thomas Osborne, Duke of Leeds, English PM (1690-94)/founder (Tories)  

1633  On this day in history birth of jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher  

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised was born on February - 20.  

1734  On this day in history birth of franz Ignaz Beck, composer  

1745  On February - 20 birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on this day in history.  

1154  On February - 20 death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1171  On February - 20 death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  Tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies on February - 20.  

1258  Death of Al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad on February - 20.  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on February - 20.  

1431  Martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies on February - 20.  

1524  On February - 20 death of tecún Umán, last leader of the Quiché-Maya