Historical Events In August - 20
Sunday, 03 July 2022
0002 On August - 20 venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
0535 On August - 20 mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 On August - 20 gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 On this day in history battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]
0917 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 on August - 20.
0917 On this day in history battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.
1000 The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary on August - 20.
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 this day in history.
1391 Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on August - 20.
1517 On this day in history 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 August - 20 turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
1538 On August - 20 aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1561 On this day in history jacopo Peri, composer
1566 On this day in history iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium
1583 Humphrey Gilbert c1537-1583 sails to Cape Race Newfoundland to fish for cod and explore mainland; sends two ships back to England on this day in history.
1585 On August - 20 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 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on this day in history.
1619 On August - 20 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 this day in history.
1625 Thomas Corneille, French playwright on August - 20.
1632 On August - 20 valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38
1637 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on this day in history.
1639 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65
1665 Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on August - 20.
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.