Home Events & Holidays Famous Birthdays Famous Deaths Famous Quotes History Calendar Add Your Events

 

Share This Page

Share This Page With Your Friends Via
 

Find A Historical Year

  • [ * 1988 ]
 

Yearwise Historical Events

 

Monthwise Historical Events

 

Events & Holidays Celebrated Today

Countrywise Events & Holidays »

  • Buß- und Bettag (Repentance Day) (Switzerland)
  • Buss und Bettag (Germany)
  • Day of 1970 Invasion (Guinea)
  • Feast of St Cecilia (St. Lucia)
  • Independence Day (Lebanon)
  • John F. Kennedy's Assassination (United States of America)
  • National Stop the Violence Day (United States of America)
  • View All »

 

Days In May

 

Poll

  • Do you support the 2003 US invasion of Iraq?
    Yes
    No
    Don't Know
 

Latest Events Listers

 

Famous Quotes

 

Find Us On Facebook

 

Sponsors

 

Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Saturday, 22 November 2014

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  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.  

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 this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)  

1310  On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet  

1347  Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on May - 20.  

1364  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1495  On May - 20 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  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.  

1509  On this day in history catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45  

1521  Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.  

1524  Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.  

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

1547  On May - 20 melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.  

1570  On May - 20 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  On this day in history matthijs Heldt, dies in battle  

1609  On May - 20 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 this day in history.  

« Previous Page | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Next Page »

Making Of History Captured

Watch Rare Video Clips Of Historical Events

  • 10 oldest Photos in History - Die ältesten Fotos der Welt
  • First Photo's Ever taken in Date order
  • Top 10 Scary Old Photos
  • Martin Luther King "I have a dream"   with Subtitles
  • 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests
  • 25 Most Horrific Massacres In History
  • The Nanking Massacre: Facts, Pictures, WW2, Documentary Photos, Book, Women (1997)
  • Korean Atrocities by American Army immediate following WWII 1946-1949
  • The world's oldest musical instrument (40,000 BCE) Mammoth ivory and bird bone flutes Germany
  • Cycling is the Greatest Invention of All Time
  • Wright Brothers First Flight (1903)
  • Raw Footage of Hamas Tunnel Terror Attack Being Thrawted
  • ISIS Genocide of Yazidi in Iraq
  • Boko Haram leader: Allah says to sell girls
  • Origins of Israel Palestinian Conflict

Famous Birthdays In May - 20

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  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  

1470  Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian was born on May - 20.  

1537  On May - 20 birth of hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

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

1554  On this day in history birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist was born on this day in history.  

1593  On this day in history birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

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  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

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  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.