Historical Events In April - 20
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
0121 On this day in history the birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor
0295 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on April - 20.
0850 Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne on April - 20.
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 Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies on April - 20.
1317 Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies on this day in history.
1441 On April - 20 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 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister on April - 20.
1505 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg on this day in history.
1534 Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies on this day in history.
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 April - 20.
1632 Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake on this day in history.
1643 Christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75 on April - 20.
1650 VOC-management sets new guidelines on this day in history.
1653 Cromwell routes English parliament to house on this day in history.
1657 On April - 20 battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
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 this day in history.
1695 Georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63 on April - 20.
1702 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 Georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey on April - 20.
1761 On this day in history johann Gottlieb Karl Spazier, composer
1768 On this day in history giovanni AC Canaletto, Italian painter/cartoonist (Rialto), dies at 70