Historical Events In August - 20
Saturday, 20 April 2019
0002 On this day in history venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
0535 Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on this day in history.
0573 On this day in history gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on this day in history.
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 On August - 20 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 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 Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on August - 20.
1391 On this day in history konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1517 On August - 20 antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 On this day in history peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
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 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 August - 20.
1585 On August - 20 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 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 On August - 20 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 this day in history.
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.
1637 On August - 20 cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1639 On August - 20 martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
1641 On August - 20 britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
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 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.