Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Sunday, 05 July 2015
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 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 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.
1293 On this day in history earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
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 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 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 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.
1495 On this day in history french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
1498 On this day in history portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.
1506 On May - 20 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 this day in history ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
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 this day in history.
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on this day in history.
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on May - 20.
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on May - 20.
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.
1597 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on May - 20.