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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Wednesday, 06 May 2015

0325  1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1310  On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet  

1347  On this day in history rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal  

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

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.  

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.  

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

1471  On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  

1495  French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on May - 20.  

1498  On this day in history portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India  

1501  On May - 20 joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands  

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 May - 20.  

1509  Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

1521  On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball  

1524  On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland  

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

1547  On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer on May - 20.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  On this day in history birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on May - 20.  

1470  On May - 20 birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

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

1547  On this day in history birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on May - 20.  

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

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  On this day in history death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  

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

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 May - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1503  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on May - 20.  

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55