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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Monday, 02 May 2016

0325  1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on May - 20.  

0526  Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on this day in history.  

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  On May - 20 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  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  On this day in history rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal  

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

1444  On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63  

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

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 May - 20.  

1495  French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on this day in history.  

1498  On May - 20 portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India  

1501  Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on this day in history.  

1506  On this day in history christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.  

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  On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland  

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

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.  

1554  Paulo Bellasio, composer on May - 20.  

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

1571  Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on this day in history.  

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

1470  On May - 20 birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

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

1547  Melchior Bischoff, composer was born on May - 20.  

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

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

1593  Salomo Glassius, German theologian (d. 1656) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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