Historical Events In August - 20
Monday, 10 August 2020
0002 On August - 20 venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
0535 Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.
0573 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on August - 20.
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 On this day in history battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
0984 On this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies
1000 The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary on August - 20.
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 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 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) on August - 20.
1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on August - 20.
1538 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer on August - 20.
1566 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium on this day in history.
1583 Humphrey Gilbert c1537-1583 sails to Cape Race Newfoundland to fish for cod and explore mainland; sends two ships back to England on August - 20.
1585 English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland on this day in history.
1597 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East on this day in history.
1604 On this day in history spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice
1619 On this day in history 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia
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 Thomas Corneille, French playwright on August - 20.
1632 On this day in history valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38
1637 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on this day in history.
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 On this day in history edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65
1665 On August - 20 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 August - 20.