Historical Events In August - 20
Monday, 19 April 2021
0002 On this day in history venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem
0535 On this day in history mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on August - 20.
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on August - 20.
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 On August - 20 john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies
1000 On August - 20 the foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
1153 On this day in history 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 On August - 20 geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies
1391 On this day in history konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1517 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) on August - 20.
1526 On this day in history peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on August - 20.
1538 On August - 20 aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer on August - 20.
1566 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium on August - 20.
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 this day in history.
1604 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on August - 20.
1619 On this day in history 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia
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 Thomas Corneille, French playwright on this day in history.
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.
1637 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on this day in history.
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 this day in history battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
1648 On August - 20 edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65
1665 Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on this day in history.
1666 Alphonse d' Eve, composer on August - 20.
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.