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Historical Events In August - 20

Monday, 06 April 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  Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on August - 20.  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 this day in history.  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  John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.  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 this day in history crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1391  On this day in history konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.  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  On this day in history turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1561  Jacopo Peri, composer on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1566  Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium on this day in history.  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  On August - 20 english queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1604  Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on this day in history.  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  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.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1632  Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1637  On this day in history cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam  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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1648  On this day in history edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1665  On August - 20 bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)  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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1517  On this day in history birth of antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1526  Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1625  Thomas Corneille, French playwright was born on August - 20.  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  Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam was born on this day in history.  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 August - 20 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 this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1384  On this day in history geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies  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  Death of Jeronymo Osorio, Portuguese historian (b. 1506) on August - 20.  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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