Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
0325 On this day in history 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor
0526 On May - 20 earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
1217 On this day in history 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.
1277 On May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on this day in history.
1303 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War on May - 20.
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on May - 20.
1310 On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.
1364 On May - 20 henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on this day in history.
1471 On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1495 On this day in history french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on this day in history.
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.
1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on this day in history.
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.
1509 On this day in history catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 On this day in history ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.
1554 On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer
1570 On May - 20 egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 On this day in history venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1591 On this day in history spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
1593 On May - 20 jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on this day in history.
1609 On May - 20 shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
1622 On this day in history osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
1631 On May - 20 german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 On this day in history dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes