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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Thursday, 24 April 2014

0325  On this day in history 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor  

0526  Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on this day in history.  

1310  On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet  

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  

1444  On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

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

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

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

1506  On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

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

1521  On this day in history ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball  

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  Melchior Bischoff, composer on this day in history.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.  

1570  Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

1597  On this day in history matthijs Heldt, dies in battle  

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

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  On this day in history dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  On this day in history birth of bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349)  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican was born on this day in history.  

1470  Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian was born on this day in history.  

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

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on this day in history.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on this day in history.  

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  Death of King Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645) on this day in history.  

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

1285  On this day in history 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  On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

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

1503  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on this day in history.  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.