Historical Events For May - 20
Thursday, 08 December 2016
0325 On May - 20 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor
0526 On May - 20 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 On May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 On this day in history 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 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.
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 May - 20.
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on this day in history.
1471 On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1495 On May - 20 french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on May - 20.
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.
1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on this day in history.
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 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on this day in history.
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on this day in history.
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 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on May - 20.
1593 On May - 20 jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
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 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.
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