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Historical Events Happened In February - 20

Sunday, 21 September 2014

1054  On this day in history yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies  

1154  On February - 20 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  On this day in history martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

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 this day in history.  

1472  On February - 20 orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1525  Swiss &German mercenaries desert François I's army on this day in history.  

1525  Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army on this day in history.  

1547  On this day in history 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  Ernst, archduke of Austria, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1613  Gerard Reynst appointed Dutch Governor-General of East-Indies on February - 20.  

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

1626  John Dowland, composer, dies on this day in history.  

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 February - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1653  On this day in history defeat of Dutch fleet under Adm Van Tromp by Adm Blake off Portsmouth  

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

1656  James Ussher, Irish bible scholar/anglican archbishop, dies at 76 on February - 20.  

1667  On February - 20 david ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies  

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

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  On February - 20 aurangzeb, Mogul emperor of India (1658-1707), dies  

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

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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Famous People Born On This Day In History

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

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

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  On February - 20 birth of johann Peter Salomon, composer  

Famous Deaths In February - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

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

1154  On this day in history death of saint Wulfric of Haselbury Plucknett  

1171  On this day in history 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  On this day in history death of henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland, English statesman (b. 1342)  

1431  On February - 20 martinus V, [Oddo Colonna], Italian Pope, dies  

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