Historical Events In April - 20
Sunday, 24 October 2021
0121 The birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor on April - 20.
0295 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on April - 20.
0850 Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne on April - 20.
1139 On April - 20 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1164 Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on this day in history.
1314 On April - 20 clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies
1317 Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on this day in history.
1441 On this day in history during the Council of Florence, Pope Eugenius IV issues the bull "Etsi non dubitemus," which asserts the superiority of the pope over the Councils
1442 Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) on this day in history.
1494 On this day in history john Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister
1505 On this day in history jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
1534 On this day in history elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies
1551 John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal on this day in history.
1592 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author on this day in history.
1594 On April - 20 matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
1632 Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on April - 20.
1643 Christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1650 On April - 20 vOC-management sets new guidelines
1653 On April - 20 cromwell routes English parliament to house
1657 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet on this day in history.
1662 On April - 20 gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies
1689 The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry on April - 20.
1695 On April - 20 georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63
1702 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth on this day in history.
1705 On April - 20 balthasar Schmid, composer
1715 On April - 20 nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London
1725 On this day in history johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
1726 On April - 20 jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer
1745 On April - 20 the birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist
1745 On this day in history philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
1748 On this day in history georg Michael Telemann, composer
1759 On this day in history georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey
1761 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer on this day in history.
1768 Giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70 on April - 20.