Historical Events For May - 20
Friday, 20 October 2017
0325 On May - 20 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor
0526 On May - 20 earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
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 On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.
1303 On May - 20 treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)
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 On this day in history henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.
1470 On May - 20 pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.
1495 On May - 20 french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
1498 On May - 20 portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
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 On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1509 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on May - 20.
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 On May - 20 hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 On May - 20 melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.
1570 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on this day in history.
1622 On May - 20 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.