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Historical Events For May - 20

Monday, 22 May 2017

0325  On this day in history 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  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.  

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 May - 20.  

1310  Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.  

1347  Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on May - 20.  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.  

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

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

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

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  Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on May - 20.  

1501  Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.  

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain  

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

1509  On May - 20 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  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1364  On May - 20 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  On this day in history birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

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

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

1593  On May - 20 birth of salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656)  

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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  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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1506  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

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