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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Thursday, 28 July 2016

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 May - 20.  

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  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  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  On this day in history henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

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1444  On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.  

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 May - 20 joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands  

1506  Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1521  Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on May - 20.  

1524  On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on this day in history.  

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer on this day in history.  

1554  On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer  

1570  Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on this day in history.  

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 this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

1597  On this day in history matthijs Heldt, dies in battle  

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 May - 20.  

1631  On this day in history german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg  

1639  On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  On this day in history birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  

1470  On this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  On May - 20 birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  On May - 20 birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

1593  On this day in history birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on May - 20.  

1277  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.  

1285  On this day in history death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

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  

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.  

1503  On this day in history death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

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