Historical Events In August - 20
Tuesday, 26 January 2021
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0535 On August - 20 mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 On August - 20 gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on August - 20.
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 Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines on August - 20.
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 this day in history.
1153 Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies on this day in history.
1191 On August - 20 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 August - 20.
1517 On this day in history antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 On August - 20 peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1534 On August - 20 turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
1538 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer on this day in history.
1566 On August - 20 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 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 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia on this day in history.
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 On August - 20 thomas Corneille, French playwright
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.
1637 Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam on August - 20.
1639 On August - 20 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 August - 20.
1648 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on August - 20.
1665 On this day in history bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 Alphonse d' Eve, composer on this day in history.
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.