Historical Events For May - 20
Friday, 24 February 2017
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on May - 20.
0526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on this day in history.
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 On this day in history earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
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 May - 20.
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.
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 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on this day in history.
1471 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
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 this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
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 May - 20.
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 May - 20.
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on May - 20.
1571 On this day in history venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on May - 20.
1593 On May - 20 jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
1609 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
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.