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Historical Events In December - 20

Friday, 03 July 2020

0069  On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

0069  On this day in history aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On this day in history pope Zephyrinus  

0860  On this day in history king Ethelbald of Wessex  

0910  Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.  

1046  On this day in history synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI  

1073  On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

1192  Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna on December - 20.  

1355  On December - 20 stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

1448  Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal on this day in history.  

1494  On December - 20 matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

1522  On December - 20 suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.  

1524  Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician on this day in history.  

1539  On this day in history paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1539  On December - 20 johannes Lupi, Flemish composer  

1579  John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on December - 20.  

1585  On this day in history english fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen  

1594  On this day in history giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1600  Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published on December - 20.  

1606  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown on this day in history.  

1606  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va on this day in history.  

1606  On this day in history christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg on this day in history.  

1629  On this day in history pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter  

1632  On December - 20 nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed  

1659  On this day in history francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman  

1661  Corporation Act enforced in England on this day in history.  

1669  On this day in history first jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery  

1669  1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery on this day in history.  

1676  On December - 20 john Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76  

1679  On December - 20 johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75  

1688  Prince Willem III's troops pull into London on December - 20.  

1694  On this day in history frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben  

1699  Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  On this day in history birth of oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555)  

1537  On this day in history birth of king John III of Sweden (d. 1592)  

1539  On December - 20 birth of paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer  

1566  On December - 20 birth of edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612)  

1579  On this day in history birth of john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1594  On this day in history birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1606  On this day in history birth of christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  On this day in history birth of veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692)  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  On this day in history death of aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered  

0217  On December - 20 death of pope Zephyrinus  

0860  Death of King Ethelbald of Wessex on this day in history.  

0910  On December - 20 alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies  

1022  Death of Elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996) on December - 20.  

1073  Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies on December - 20.  

1355  On this day in history stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies  

1494  Death of Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet on December - 20.  

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