Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Saturday, 22 November 2014
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on May - 20.
0526 On May - 20 earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
1217 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.
1303 On this day in history 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 On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on May - 20.
1364 On this day in history henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.
1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.
1537 On this day in history 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 May - 20 egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 On this day in history venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1591 On this day in history spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
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 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on this day in history.
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on May - 20.
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on this day in history.