Historical Events In August - 20
Saturday, 31 October 2020
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0535 On this day in history mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 On this day in history gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours
0636 On August - 20 battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]
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 On this day in history battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.
1000 The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary on August - 20.
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 Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.
1391 Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on this day in history.
1517 On this day in history antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)
1526 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) on this day in history.
1534 On this day in history turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
1538 On this day in history aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer on this day in history.
1566 On August - 20 iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium
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.
1585 English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland on August - 20.
1597 On August - 20 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
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 On this day in history hudson's Bay Company employee Henry Kelsey sees buffalo on the Prairies, southwest of The Pas; the first white man to describe them.
1625 Thomas Corneille, French playwright on August - 20.
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on this day in history.
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 On August - 20 britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
1648 On this day in history battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards
1648 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on this day in history.
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.