Historical Events In August - 20
Wednesday, 04 August 2021
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0535 On August - 20 mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 On this day in history gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on August - 20.
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 On August - 20 battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.
1000 The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary on this day in history.
1153 Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on August - 20.
1191 Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko on August - 20.
1384 On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies
1391 On this day in history konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1517 On this day in history antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) on this day in history.
1534 On August - 20 turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
1538 On August - 20 aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer on August - 20.
1566 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium on August - 20.
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.
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 On August - 20 spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
1619 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia on August - 20.
1620 Hudson's Bay Company employee Henry Kelsey sees buffalo on the Prairies, southwest of The Pas; the first white man to describe them on this day in history.
1625 On August - 20 thomas Corneille, French playwright
1632 On August - 20 valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38
1637 On August - 20 cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1639 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41 on this day in history.
1641 On August - 20 britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
1648 Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards on August - 20.
1648 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on August - 20.
1665 On this day in history bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 On August - 20 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.