Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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 May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.
1303 On May - 20 treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 On this day in history 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 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.
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 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 this day in history.
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain
1506 On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
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 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.
1537 On this day in history hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer
1570 On May - 20 egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
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 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
1609 On May - 20 shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
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 On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes