Historical Events For May - 20
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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 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 this day in history.
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.
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 this day in history.
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on this day in history.
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 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 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on this day in history.
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.
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 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 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 May - 20.
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.
1570 On May - 20 egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on this day in history.
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on this day in history.
1593 On this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 On this day in history matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
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 May - 20 german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 On this day in history dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes