Historical Events For May - 20
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on this day in history.
0526 On this day in history earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
1217 On May - 20 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 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on this day in history.
1303 On this day in history treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on this day in history.
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 May - 20 henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.
1449 On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 On May - 20 pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on May - 20.
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on this day in history.
1501 On May - 20 joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
1506 On May - 20 christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.
1509 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1521 On this day in history ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.
1547 On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer
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 this day in history.
1593 On May - 20 jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 On May - 20 matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on May - 20.
1622 On May - 20 osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on this day in history.
1639 On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes