Historical Events For May - 20
Thursday, 19 January 2017
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 On this day in history earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 On this day in history treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)
1310 On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on this day in history.
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 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 On this day in history portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on this day in history.
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 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on May - 20.
1524 On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 On May - 20 hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on May - 20.
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on this day in history.
1571 On May - 20 venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on this day in history.
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on this day in history.
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 May - 20.
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 May - 20.