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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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

0526  On May - 20 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 May - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1303  Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War on May - 20.  

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 May - 20.  

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

1449  On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

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

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

1495  On May - 20 french King Charles VIII leaves Naples  

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 May - 20 christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.  

1509  Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on this day in history.  

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

1524  On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland  

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

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 May - 20.  

1571  On May - 20 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 May - 20 matthijs Heldt, dies in battle  

1609  Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on May - 20.  

1622  On this day in history osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies  

1631  On this day in history german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg  

1639  On May - 20 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  On this day in history birth of henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican  

1470  On this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

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 May - 20 birth of paulo Bellasio, composer  

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

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  On May - 20 death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  

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

1285  On May - 20 death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

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.  

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.  

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