Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Sunday, 23 October 2016
0325 On May - 20 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor
0526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on May - 20.
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 On this day in history earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
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 May - 20.
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.
1347 On May - 20 rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on this day in history.
1444 On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on this day in history.
1471 On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
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 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
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 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on May - 20.
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 this day in history 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 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on this day in history.
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on this day in history.
1639 On this day in history dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes