Historical Events In April - 20
Tuesday, 20 April 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 On April - 20 guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne
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 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 During the Council of Florence, Pope Eugenius IV issues the bull "Etsi non dubitemus," which asserts the superiority of the pope over the Councils on this day in history.
1442 Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83) on this day in history.
1494 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister on this day in history.
1505 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg on this day in history.
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 John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author on April - 20.
1594 On April - 20 matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer
1632 On April - 20 nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake
1643 Christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.
1650 On this day in history vOC-management sets new guidelines
1653 Cromwell routes English parliament to house on this day in history.
1657 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet on this day in history.
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 On April - 20 georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63
1702 Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth on April - 20.
1705 Balthasar Schmid, composer on this day in history.
1715 Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London on April - 20.
1725 On this day in history johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
1726 On April - 20 jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer
1745 The birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist on April - 20.
1745 On this day in history philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry
1748 Georg Michael Telemann, composer on this day in history.
1759 Georg Friedrich Handel, buried in Westminster Abbey on April - 20.
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