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Historical Events For May - 20

Thursday, 08 December 2016

0325  On May - 20 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  On May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies  

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  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  On this day in history rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal  

1364  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on this day in history.  

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1444  Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.  

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 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 May - 20.  

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

1506  Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on this day in history.  

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

1509  Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on May - 20.  

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

1524  Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.  

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 May - 20.  

1570  On this day in history egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"  

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

1591  Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on May - 20.  

1593  On May - 20 jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist  

1597  Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.  

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

1547  On May - 20 birth of melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer was born on May - 20.  

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

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on May - 20.  

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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  Death of John II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259) on this day in history.  

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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