Historical Events In April - 20
Monday, 17 February 2020
0121 The birth of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor on April - 20.
0295 On April - 20 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
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 April - 20.
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 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 April - 20.
1442 On this day in history edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)
1494 John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister on April - 20.
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 this day in history.
1551 John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal on April - 20.
1592 On April - 20 john Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author
1594 On this day in history 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 April - 20 vOC-management sets new guidelines
1653 On April - 20 cromwell routes English parliament to house
1657 On this day in history battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
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 this day in history.
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 On April - 20 johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer
1726 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer on April - 20.
1745 The birth of Philippe Pinel, First psychiatrist on this day in history.
1745 Philippe Pinel, physician, founder of psychiatry on this day in history.
1748 On April - 20 georg Michael Telemann, composer
1759 On this day in history 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 April - 20.