Historical Events In August - 20
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on August - 20.
0535 On this day in history mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 On this day in history gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on this day in history.
0917 On August - 20 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
0917 On this day in history battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
0984 On this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies
1000 On August - 20 the foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
1153 Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.
1191 On this day in history crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
1384 Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on August - 20.
1391 Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on this day in history.
1517 On August - 20 antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 On this day in history peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1534 On this day in history turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
1538 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on this day in history.
1561 On August - 20 jacopo Peri, composer
1566 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium on this day 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.
1585 English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland on August - 20.
1597 On this day in history 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
1604 On this day in history spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
1619 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia on this day in history.
1620 Hudson's Bay Company employee Henry Kelsey sees buffalo on the Prairies, southwest of The Pas; the first white man to describe them on this day in history.
1625 Thomas Corneille, French playwright on this day in history.
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.
1637 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on August - 20.
1639 On August - 20 martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
1641 On August - 20 britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
1648 On this day in history battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
1648 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1665 On August - 20 bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 On August - 20 alphonse d' Eve, composer
1672 On this day in history former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.