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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Saturday, 29 August 2015

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  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 May - 20.  

1303  On this day in history treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War  

1310  On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)  

1310  Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.  

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  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 May - 20 pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1471  On May - 20 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  On this day in history portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India  

1501  Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on this day in history.  

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

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  Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.  

1524  Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on May - 20.  

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

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.  

1554  On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer  

1570  On this day in history egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"  

1571  On this day in history venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League  

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

1639  Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on May - 20.  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on May - 20.  

1364  On May - 20 birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

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

1537  On this day in history birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on May - 20.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on May - 20.  

1593  On May - 20 birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

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

Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  On this day in history death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  

1277  On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

1285  On May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1503  On May - 20 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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