Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Saturday, 01 November 2014
0325 On this day in history 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor
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 On May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on this day in history.
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 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on May - 20.
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.
1444 On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.
1470 On this day in history pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
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 On this day in history portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 On May - 20 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 May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on May - 20.
1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on May - 20.
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.
1554 On May - 20 paulo Bellasio, composer
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on this day in history.
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on this day in history.
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 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on this day in history.
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 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on this day in history.
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on May - 20.