Historical Events In August - 20
Monday, 11 December 2023
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0535 Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.
0573 On August - 20 gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on this day in history.
0917 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 on August - 20.
0917 Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines on August - 20.
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.
1000 On August - 20 the foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
1153 Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.
1191 On this day in history crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
1384 Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on August - 20.
1391 Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on August - 20.
1517 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) on August - 20.
1526 On this day in history peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on this day in history.
1538 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer on August - 20.
1566 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium on August - 20.
1583 Humphrey Gilbert c1537-1583 sails to Cape Race Newfoundland to fish for cod and explore mainland; sends two ships back to England on this day in history.
1585 On this day in history english queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland
1597 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East on this day in history.
1604 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on August - 20.
1619 On August - 20 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia
1620 On August - 20 hudson's Bay Company employee Henry Kelsey sees buffalo on the Prairies, southwest of The Pas; the first white man to describe them.
1625 Thomas Corneille, French playwright on August - 20.
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.
1637 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on August - 20.
1639 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41 on August - 20.
1641 On this day in history britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
1648 On this day in history battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
1648 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on this day in history.
1665 Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on August - 20.
1666 On this day in history alphonse d' Eve, composer
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.