Historical Events Happened In May - 20
Saturday, 29 August 2015
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on May - 20.
0526 On May - 20 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 May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
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 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.
1364 On May - 20 henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
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 On May - 20 pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1471 On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1495 On this day in history french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
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 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on this day in history.
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 May - 20.
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.
1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on May - 20.
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on this day in history.
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.
1554 On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer
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 On this day in history spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on this day in history.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on this day in history.
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 On this day in history german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on May - 20.