Historical Events In April - 20
Sunday, 28 February 2021
0121 The birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor on April - 20.
0295 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on April - 20.
0850 Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne on April - 20.
1139 On April - 20 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1164 Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on April - 20.
1314 Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies on April - 20.
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 April - 20.
1551 On April - 20 john Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal
1592 On this day in history john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
1594 On this day in history matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
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 On April - 20 cromwell routes English parliament to house
1657 On April - 20 battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
1662 On April - 20 gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies
1689 The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry on this day in history.
1695 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1702 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth on this day in history.
1705 On April - 20 balthasar Schmid, composer
1715 On April - 20 nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London
1725 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer on April - 20.
1726 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer on this day in history.
1745 The birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist on April - 20.
1745 On this day in history philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
1748 On this day in history georg Michael Telemann, composer
1759 Georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey on April - 20.
1761 On April - 20 johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
1768 On this day in history giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70