Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
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 this day in history.
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 May - 20.
1310 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
1444 On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on May - 20.
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on May - 20.
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 On this day in history hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on May - 20.
1570 On this day in history egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 On May - 20 venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on this day in history.
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on this day in history.
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 this day in history german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on this day in history.