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Historical Events For May - 20

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

0325  On May - 20 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor  

0526  Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on May - 20.  

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  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on this day in history.  

1293  Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1347  On this day in history rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal  

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

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1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.  

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

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

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

1495  On this day in history french King Charles VIII leaves Naples  

1498  Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on this day in history.  

1501  Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.  

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  Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on May - 20.  

1521  On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball  

1524  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies  

1631  On May - 20 german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg  

1639  On this day in history 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  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  

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

1470  On May - 20 birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on May - 20.  

1547  On this day in history birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  On this day in history birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist was born on May - 20.  

1593  On May - 20 birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

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Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  On May - 20 death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  

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

1285  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  

1503  On May - 20 death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.  

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