Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Thursday, 28 July 2016
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on May - 20.
0526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on this day in history.
1217 The Second Battle of Lincoln is fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke on May - 20.
1277 On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on this day in history.
1303 On May - 20 treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)
1310 On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 On May - 20 rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1364 On this day in history henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.
1470 On May - 20 pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.
1495 On May - 20 french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
1498 On May - 20 portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 On May - 20 joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on this day in history.
1506 On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1509 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on May - 20.
1524 On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on this day in history.
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on this day in history.
1554 On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on this day in history.
1571 On this day in history venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on May - 20.
1593 On this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 On this day in history matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on this day in history.
1622 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.
1631 On this day in history german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes