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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1517  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on this day in history.  

1526  On this day in history birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on August - 20.  

1625  On August - 20 birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright  

1632  On this day in history birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  

1637  On this day in history birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  

1665  On August - 20 birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  

1666  On this day in history birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.  

0984  On this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  On August - 20 geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

1538  On August - 20 death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  

1572  Death of Miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on August - 20.  

1580  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on August - 20.  

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.  

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