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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Saturday, 20 December 2014

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  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  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  Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on May - 20.  

1310  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  

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 this day in history portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India  

1501  Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.  

1506  Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on May - 20.  

1506  On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

1509  Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on May - 20.  

1521  Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.  

1524  On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland  

1537  On May - 20 hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer on this day in history.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.  

1570  Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on May - 20.  

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  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 May - 20 osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies  

1631  German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on May - 20.  

1639  On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  On May - 20 birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

1364  On this day in history birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

1470  On this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on this day in history.  

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on this day in history.  

1554  On this day in history birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist was born on this day in history.  

1593  On this day in history birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on this day in history.  

1277  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on this day in history.  

1285  On this day in history death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

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  

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.  

1503  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on this day in history.  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.