Historical Events In April - 20
Friday, 03 July 2020
0121 The birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor on April - 20.
0295 On April - 20 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
0850 On April - 20 guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne
1139 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome on this day in history.
1164 On April - 20 victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies
1314 On April - 20 clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies
1317 Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on April - 20.
1441 During the Council of Florence, Pope Eugenius IV issues the bull "Etsi non dubitemus," which asserts the superiority of the pope over the Councils on this day in history.
1442 Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) on April - 20.
1494 On this day in history john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister
1505 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg on this day in history.
1534 On April - 20 elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies
1551 John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal on April - 20.
1592 On April - 20 john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
1594 Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer on this day in history.
1632 Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on April - 20.
1643 On April - 20 christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75
1650 VOC-management sets new guidelines on April - 20.
1653 Cromwell routes English parliament to house on April - 20.
1657 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet on April - 20.
1662 On April - 20 gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies
1689 On this day in history the former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
1695 On this day in history georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63
1702 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth on April - 20.
1705 On this day in history balthasar Schmid, composer
1715 Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London on this day in history.
1725 On April - 20 johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
1726 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer on this day in history.
1745 On April - 20 the birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist
1745 Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry on this day in history.
1748 Georg Michael Telemann, composer on this day in history.
1759 On this day in history georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey
1761 On this day in history johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
1768 On this day in history giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70