Historical Events In April - 20
Monday, 21 September 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 this day in history clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies
1317 Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1494 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister on April - 20.
1505 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg on April - 20.
1534 Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on this day in history.
1551 John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal on this day in history.
1592 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author on April - 20.
1594 On this day in history matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
1632 Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on this day in history.
1643 On this day in history 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 Gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies on April - 20.
1689 The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry on April - 20.
1695 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63 on April - 20.
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 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer on this day in history.
1726 On this day in history jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer
1745 On this day in history the birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist
1745 On April - 20 philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
1748 Georg Michael Telemann, composer on this day in history.
1759 On April - 20 georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey
1761 On this day in history johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
1768 On April - 20 giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70