Historical Events For May - 20
Friday, 23 June 2017
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on May - 20.
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 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.
1303 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War on this day in history.
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 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.
1449 On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on May - 20.
1471 On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
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 On this day in history joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain
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 May - 20.
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.
1524 On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.
1547 On May - 20 melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer
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 this day in history.
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.
1597 On May - 20 matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
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 this day in history.
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on May - 20.
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on May - 20.