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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Thursday, 02 October 2014

0325  On May - 20 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor  

0526  Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on May - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1293  On this day in history earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed  

1303  Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War on this day in history.  

1310  Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on this day in history.  

1310  Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.  

1347  Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on May - 20.  

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

1509  On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45  

1521  Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on May - 20.  

1524  Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on May - 20.  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.  

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer on this day in history.  

1554  On May - 20 paulo Bellasio, composer  

1570  On this day in history 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 May - 20 spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius  

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.  

1597  Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.  

1609  On this day in history shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.  

1622  Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.  

1631  On May - 20 german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg  

1639  Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on May - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  

1364  On May - 20 birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

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

1537  On this day in history birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on this day in history.  

1593  On May - 20 birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on May - 20.  

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  On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

1285  On May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.  

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 this day in history.