Historical Events In April - 20
Wednesday, 30 September 2020
0121 The birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor on April - 20.
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 this day in history.
1314 On this day in history 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 On April - 20 edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)
1494 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister on this day in history.
1505 On April - 20 jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
1534 Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on April - 20.
1551 John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal on April - 20.
1592 On this day in history john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
1594 Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer on this day in history.
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 Cromwell routes English parliament to house on April - 20.
1657 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet on this day in history.
1662 On this day in history gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies
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 April - 20.
1702 On April - 20 comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth
1705 On April - 20 balthasar Schmid, composer
1715 On this day in history nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London
1725 Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer on April - 20.
1726 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer on this day in history.
1745 On this day in history the birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist
1745 On this day in history philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
1748 On April - 20 georg Michael Telemann, composer
1759 On April - 20 georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey
1761 Johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer on April - 20.
1768 Giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70 on this day in history.