Historical Events In August - 20
Saturday, 24 August 2019
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on August - 20.
0535 Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on this day in history.
0573 On August - 20 gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on this day in history.
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 August - 20.
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.
1000 On August - 20 the foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
1153 Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.
1191 On this day in history crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
1384 On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies
1391 Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on this day in history.
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 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 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 On August - 20 thomas Corneille, French playwright
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.
1637 On this day in history cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1639 Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41 on this day in history.
1641 Britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification on August - 20.
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 On this day in history bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 Alphonse d' Eve, composer on August - 20.
1672 On August - 20 former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.