Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Saturday, 20 December 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 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 On May - 20 earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 On this day in history treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on May - 20.
1310 On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.
1364 On May - 20 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 May - 20.
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on this day in history.
1498 On this day in history portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.
1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on May - 20.
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1509 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on May - 20.
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 On May - 20 hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on this day in history.
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.
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 this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on May - 20.
1622 On May - 20 osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on May - 20.
1639 On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes