Historical Events In August - 20
Sunday, 09 December 2018
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 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on August - 20.
0636 On this day in history battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]
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
0917 Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines on this day in history.
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 On August - 20 bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies
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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1538 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on this day in history.
1561 On August - 20 jacopo Peri, composer
1566 On this day in history iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium
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 August - 20 english queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland
1597 On August - 20 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
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 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 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on August - 20.
1639 On this day in history martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
1641 Britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification on August - 20.
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 this day in history.
1665 On this day in history bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 On August - 20 alphonse d' Eve, composer
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.