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Historical Events In December - 20

Sunday, 24 January 2021

0069  On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome  

0069  Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.  

0217  Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

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  Synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI on December - 20.  

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

1192  On December - 20 richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna  

1355  Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies on December - 20.  

1448  Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal on December - 20.  

1494  On December - 20 matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

1522  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 on this day in history.  

1524  Thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician on December - 20.  

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

1539  Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on this day in history.  

1579  On December - 20 john Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)  

1585  English fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen on December - 20.  

1594  Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer on December - 20.  

1600  On December - 20 ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published  

1606  On this day in history virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown  

1606  Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va on December - 20.  

1606  On December - 20 christoph Schultze, composer  

1626  Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg on December - 20.  

1629  Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter on December - 20.  

1632  Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed on this day in history.  

1659  Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman on this day in history.  

1661  Corporation Act enforced in England on December - 20.  

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  Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75 on December - 20.  

1688  On December - 20 prince Willem III's troops pull into London  

1694  Frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben on December - 20.  

1699  On this day in history peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 20

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1494  Oronce Finé, French mathematician (d. 1555) was born on this day in history.  

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  Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (d. 1612) was born on December - 20.  

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

1594  On December - 20 birth of giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer  

1606  Christoph Schultze, composer was born on this day in history.  

1626  Veit Ludwig von Seckendorff, German statesman (d. 1692) was born on December - 20.  

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Famous Deaths In December - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0069  Death of Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on this day in history.  

0217  Death of Pope Zephyrinus on December - 20.  

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  On December - 20 death of elvira Mendes, wife of Alfonso V of Castile (b. 996)  

1073  On this day in history domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies  

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

1494  On this day in history death of matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet  

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