Historical Events In April - 20
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
0121 On April - 20 the birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor
0295 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on this day in history.
0850 On April - 20 guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne
1139 On this day in history 2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome
1164 Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies on April - 20.
1314 Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies on this day in history.
1317 On April - 20 agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies
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 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg on April - 20.
1534 On this day in history elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies
1551 On this day in history john Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal
1592 On April - 20 john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
1594 On April - 20 matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
1632 On this day in history nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake
1643 On this day in history christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75
1650 VOC-management sets new guidelines on April - 20.
1653 On this day in history cromwell routes English parliament to house
1657 On April - 20 battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
1662 Gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies on April - 20.
1689 The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry on this day in history.
1695 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.
1702 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth on April - 20.
1705 Balthasar Schmid, composer on April - 20.
1715 Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London on April - 20.
1725 On April - 20 johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
1726 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer on this day in history.
1745 The birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist on April - 20.
1745 On this day in history philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
1748 On April - 20 georg Michael Telemann, composer
1759 Georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey on this day in history.
1761 On April - 20 johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
1768 On this day in history giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70