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Historical Events For March - 20

Friday, 24 March 2017

0141  On this day in history 6th predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet  

0141  6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on March - 20.  

0842  On this day in history alfonso II the Chaste, king of Asturia (791-842), dies  

1191  Clement III, [Paolo Scolari], Pope (1187-91, 3rd crusades), dies on March - 20.  

1239  On March - 20 hermann von Salza, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (c. 1179)  

1345  Saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction; thought "cause of plague epidemic" on March - 20.  

1345  On March - 20 saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"  

1351  On this day in history mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies  

1393  On March - 20 johannes Nepomucenus, [Jan Nepomucky], Czech saint, killed  

1413  King Henry IV, the first English monarch from the Lancastrian dynasty, dies after years of illness, and his eldest son, Henry, ascends to the English throne on this day in history.  

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1415  On March - 20 henry IV Bolingbroke, King of England (1399-1413), dies at 45  

1501  Jean Carondelet, lawyer/chancellor of Burgundy (1480-96), dies at 72 on March - 20.  

1525  On March - 20 paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants  

1531  On March - 20 sicke Freerks/Frericx, [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded  

1549  Thomas Seymour of Sudely, English Lord Admiral, beheaded on this day in history.  

1568  On March - 20 albrecht von Hohenzollern, 1st duke of Prussia, dies at 77  

1569  Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Cé on March - 20.  

1569  On this day in history duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Cé  

1598  On this day in history french king Henri IV &duke van Mercour sign treaty  

1598  French king Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty on this day in history.  

1600  The Linköping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in Linköping, Sweden on March - 20.  

1602  On this day in history dutch East India Company founded  

1602  On this day in history united Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms  

1616  On March - 20 walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana  

1617  Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50 on March - 20.  

1619  Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies on March - 20.  

1627  On this day in history france &Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism  

1627  On this day in history france & Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism  

1634  On this day in history balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)  

1646  Matthew Vossius, historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35 on March - 20.  

1680  Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater) on March - 20.  

1697  On March - 20 willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"  

1703  Johann Kunckel/Kunkel, German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies on March - 20.  

1728  On March - 20 franciscus L Kersteman, Dutch lawyer/astrologist  

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Famous Birthdays In March - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1469  On March - 20 birth of princess Cecily of York (d. 1507)  

1477  Jerome Emser, German theologian (d. 1527) was born on this day in history.  

1502  On March - 20 birth of pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (d. 1575)  

1634  Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets) was born on March - 20.  

1644  Ivan Mazepa, Cossack Hetman of the Hetmanate (d. 1709) was born on this day in history.  

1680  Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater) was born on this day in history.  

1725  On March - 20 birth of abdul Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1789)  

1728  On March - 20 birth of franciscus L Kersteman, Dutch lawyer/astrologist  

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Famous Deaths In March - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0687  Death of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (b. c. 634) on March - 20.  

0842  Alfonso II the Chaste, king of Asturia (791-842), dies on this day in history.  

1191  Clement III, [Paolo Scolari], Pope (1187-91, 3rd crusades), dies on this day in history.  

1239  On March - 20 death of hermann von Salza, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (c. 1179)  

1351  Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies on this day in history.  

1393  Death of Johannes Nepomucenus, [Jan Nepomucky], Czech saint, killed on this day in history.  

1413  On March - 20 death of king Henry IV of England (b. 1367)  

1415  On this day in history henry IV Bolingbroke, King of England (1399-1413), dies at 45  

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