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.
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