Historical Events In August - 20
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0535 On this day in history mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on this day in history.
0636 On August - 20 battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]
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 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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 On August - 20 peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on August - 20.
1538 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on this day in history.
1561 On August - 20 jacopo Peri, composer
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 On this day in history 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
1604 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on this day in history.
1619 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia on this day in history.
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 this day in history thomas Corneille, French playwright
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.
1637 On this day in history cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1639 On this day in history martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
1641 On August - 20 britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
1648 Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards on this day in history.
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 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.