Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Friday, 31 July 2015
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on this day in history.
0526 On May - 20 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 On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on this day in history.
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 May - 20 rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on this day in history.
1444 On May - 20 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 May - 20.
1471 On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on May - 20.
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on this day in history.
1501 On May - 20 joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.
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 May - 20.
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 May - 20.
1593 On this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on this day in history.
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 On May - 20 german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on this day in history.