Historical Events In August - 20
Friday, 22 October 2021
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on August - 20.
0535 On this day in history mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 On August - 20 gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 On this day in history battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]
0917 On this day in history 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
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 The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary on this day in history.
1153 On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies
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 August - 20 konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1517 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) on this day in history.
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 On August - 20 aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1561 On this day in history jacopo Peri, composer
1566 On this day in history iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium
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 August - 20.
1604 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on August - 20.
1619 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia on this day in history.
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.
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 August - 20.
1641 Britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification on this day in history.
1648 On August - 20 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 On this day in history bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 Alphonse d' Eve, composer on this day in history.
1672 Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague on this day in history.