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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

0526  On this day in history 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  On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1347  Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.  

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

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

1521  Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.  

1524  On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland  

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on this day in history.  

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  Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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  Bonne of Luxembourg, wife of John II of France (d. 1349) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1537  Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1593  On this day in history birth of jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

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 this day in history death of king Ecgfrith of Northumbria (b. 645)  

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  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.  

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

1503  On this day in history death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

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