Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Monday, 20 October 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 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 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 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War on this day in history.
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 this day in history henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1449 On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 On this day in history 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 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on May - 20.
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on this day in history.
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 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1521 On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
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 Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.
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 May - 20.
1591 On this day in history spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
1593 On this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 On May - 20 matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on May - 20.
1622 On this day in history osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
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 this day in history.