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Historical Events Happened In May - 20

Sunday, 25 January 2015

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  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  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 May - 20 treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War  

1310  On this day in history 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  Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.  

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

1449  Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.  

1470  On May - 20 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  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  On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55  

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

1521  On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball  

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

1537  On this day in history hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)  

1547  On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer  

1554  On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer  

1570  On May - 20 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  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.  

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  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  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  On this day in history birth of pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian  

1537  On this day in history 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 May - 20.  

1593  Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist was born on this day in history.  

1593  On May - 20 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  John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.  

1285  On this day in history death of john II of Jerusalem, King of Cyprus (b. 1259)  

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

1449  On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies  

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

1503  On May - 20 death of lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)  

1506  Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.