Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Thursday, 30 June 2016
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on this day in history.
0526 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1277 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on this day in history.
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.
1303 On May - 20 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 this day in history.
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on this day in history.
1347 On May - 20 rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.
1444 On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on this day in history.
1471 On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on May - 20.
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on this day in history.
1501 On May - 20 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 May - 20.
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 On May - 20 hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
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 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on May - 20.
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on May - 20.
1593 On May - 20 jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 On this day in history 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 May - 20.
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on this day in history.
1639 On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes