Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Monday, 02 May 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 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on this day in history.
1293 On May - 20 earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 On this day in history treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.
1347 On this day in history rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.
1444 On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 On this day in history pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on this day in history.
1498 On May - 20 portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on this day in history.
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 On this day in history ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on May - 20.
1570 On this day in history egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on this day in history.
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 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on May - 20.
1622 On this day in history osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
1631 On this day in history german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on this day in history.