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Historical Events In August - 20

Saturday, 31 October 2020

0002  Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0535  On this day in history mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0573  On this day in history gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0636  On August - 20 battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0917  On August - 20 the Bulgarian czar Symeon overruns Thrace in violation of a 913 agreement with Constantinople The Byzantines launch a counterattack but are routed August 20 at Anchialus Symeon gains control of the Balkans  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0917  On this day in history battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1000  The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1191  Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1391  Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1517  On this day in history antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1526  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1534  On this day in history turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  On this day in history aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1566  On August - 20 iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1583  On this day in history humphrey Gilbert c1537-1583 sails to Cape Race Newfoundland to fish for cod and explore mainland; sends two ships back to England.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1585  English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1597  On August - 20 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1604  On this day in history spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1620  On this day in history hudson's Bay Company employee Henry Kelsey sees buffalo on the Prairies, southwest of The Pas; the first white man to describe them.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1637  Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1639  Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41 on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1641  On August - 20 britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1648  On this day in history battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1648  Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1666  Alphonse d' Eve, composer on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1672  On this day in history former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1517  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1526  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1561  On August - 20 birth of jacopo Peri, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  On this day in history birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1637  On this day in history birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1666  On August - 20 birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history death of mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0984  On this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  On this day in history bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  Death of Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1572  On August - 20 death of miguel López de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1580  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  On this day in history death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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