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.