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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Saturday, 28 February 2015

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

0526  Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on May - 20.  

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 May - 20.  

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 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  On May - 20 rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal  

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

1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1521  On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball  

1524  Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on May - 20.  

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

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer on May - 20.  

1570  Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on May - 20.  

1571  On this day in history venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League  

1591  On May - 20 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  Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.  

1631  German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on May - 20.  

1639  Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on May - 20.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1315  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on May - 20.  

1547  On this day in history birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

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

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist was born on May - 20.  

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

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  On May - 20 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 May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

1449  On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

1471  On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies  

1503  Death of Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463) on May - 20.  

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