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Historical Events In August - 20

Saturday, 06 March 2021

0002  Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on August - 20.  

0535  Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on this day in history.  

0573  Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on this day in history.  

0636  Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on this day in history.  

0917  On this day in history 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 August - 20 battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines  

0984  On August - 20 john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  

1000  On this day in history the foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.  

1153  On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1191  Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko on this day in history.  

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

1391  On August - 20 konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.  

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

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

1534  Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on August - 20.  

1538  Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.  

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer on this day in history.  

1566  On August - 20 iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium  

1583  On this day in history humphrey Gilbert c1537-1583 sails to Cape Race Newfoundland to fish for cod and explore mainland; sends two ships back to England.  

1585  On this day in history english queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland  

1597  1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East on August - 20.  

1604  On August - 20 spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice  

1619  On this day in history 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia  

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 August - 20.  

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 this day in history.  

1639  On August - 20 martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41  

1641  On this day in history britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification  

1648  On August - 20 battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards  

1648  Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on August - 20.  

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  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on this day in history.  

1561  On August - 20 birth of jacopo Peri, composer  

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  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.  

1153  On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  

1384  On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.  

1572  Death of Miguel L√≥pez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on this day in history.  

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

1632  Death of Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.  

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