Historical Events In August - 20
Monday, 20 August 2018
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on August - 20.
0573 On August - 20 gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] today in history.
0917 The Bulgarian czar Symeon overruns Thrace in violation of a 913 agreement with Constantinople The Byzantines launch a counterattack but are routed August 20 at Anchialus Symeon gains control of the Balkans on August - 20.
0917 Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines on August - 20.
1000 Today in history the foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
1191 Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko on August - 20.
1391 On August - 20 konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1534 On August - 20 turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
1566 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium today in history.
1583 On August - 20 humphrey Gilbert c1537-1583 sails to Cape Race Newfoundland to fish for cod and explore mainland; sends two ships back to England.