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Historical Events In August - 20

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

0002  Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0535  Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0573  On this day in history gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0636  On this day in history battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0917  Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0984  On this day in history john XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1000  On this day in history the foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1191  On August - 20 crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1384  On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1391  Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1517  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1526  On August - 20 peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1534  Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  On this day in history aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1561  On this day in history jacopo Peri, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1566  On August - 20 iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1585  English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1597  On this day in history 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1604  Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1619  On this day in history 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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 August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1637  Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1639  On this day in history martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1641  Britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1648  On August - 20 battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1648  Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1665  Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1666  On this day in history alphonse d' Eve, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1672  Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1517  Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1526  On this day in history birth of peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1625  On this day in history birth of thomas Corneille, French playwright  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  On this day in history birth of louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher (d. 1704)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1637  On August - 20 birth of cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1665  On this day in history birth of bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1666  On this day in history birth of alphonse d' Eve, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In August - 20

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  Death of Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0984  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1153  Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1384  Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1538  On August - 20 death of aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1572  Death of Miguel LĂłpez de Legazpi, Spanish conquistador (b. 1502) on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1580  On this day in history death of jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  On August - 20 death of valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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