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Historical Events For May - 20

Friday, 20 October 2017

0325  On May - 20 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  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  On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)  

1310  Shoes were made for both right & left feet on this day in history.  

1347  On this day in history rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal  

1364  On this day in history henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

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1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.  

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.  

1470  On May - 20 pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1471  Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.  

1495  On May - 20 french King Charles VIII leaves Naples  

1498  On May - 20 portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India  

1501  On this day in history joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands  

1506  On May - 20 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 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  Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.  

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

1571  Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on this day in history.  

1591  Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on May - 20.  

1593  On this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

1597  Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.  

1609  Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on this day in history.  

1622  On May - 20 osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies  

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 this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on May - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0685  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on May - 20.  

1277  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.  

1285  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

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.  

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 this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

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