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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Friday, 24 October 2014

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 May - 20 treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War  

1310  On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)  

1310  On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet  

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

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on this day in history.  

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

1449  On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

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

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

1495  On May - 20 french King Charles VIII leaves Naples  

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 May - 20.  

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

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

1524  Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.  

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

1547  On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.  

1570  On this day in history egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"  

1571  Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on this day in history.  

1591  On May - 20 spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius  

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 this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies  

1631  German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on this day in history.  

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  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on May - 20.  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1593  On May - 20 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  On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

1285  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

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.  

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.  

1503  On this day in history death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

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