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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Tuesday, 01 September 2015

1054  Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies on February - 20.  

1154  Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on this day in history.  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  On this day in history al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

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

1472  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 on February - 20.  

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

1494  On February - 20 johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

1507  On February - 20 gentile Bellini, Italian artist (Sultan Mohammed II)  

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

1524  On this day in history 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 this day in history king Edward VI of England was enthroned following death of Henry VIII  

1569  On this day in history mark van Vaernewijck, Flemish nobleman/politician, dies at 50  

1595  Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1613  On this day in history gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch gov-gen of East-Indies on this day in history.  

1626  On February - 20 john Dowland, composer, dies  

1628  On February - 20 gregor Aichinger, German composer/organist, dies at about 63  

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

1633  Jan de Baen, portrait painter/etcher on February - 20.  

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

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

1656  Johannes Schenck, German/Neth composer, baptised on this day in history.  

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 February - 20 first recorded wine auction held (London)  

1673  On February - 20 1st recorded wine auction held (London)  

1694  On February - 20 the birth of Voltaire, French writer and scientist  

1707  On this day in history aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies  

1710  Johan Willem Friso becomes viceroy of Groningen Netherlands on February - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

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1494  On February - 20 birth of johan Friis, chancellor (Denmark, helped formed Lutheranism)  

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

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

1745  Johann Peter Salomon, composer was born on February - 20.  

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  Death of Saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett on February - 20.  

1171  On this day in history death of conan IV, Duke of Brittany (b. 1138)  

1194  On this day in history tancredo of Lecce, King of Sicily, dies  

1258  On February - 20 death of al-Musta'sim, last Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad  

1408  Death of Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342) on this day in history.  

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  

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