Historical Events In August - 20
Monday, 06 April 2020
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on this day in history.
0535 Mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick on this day in history.
0573 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on August - 20.
0636 On this day in history battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]
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.
0917 Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines on this day in history.
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on August - 20.
1000 On this day in history 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 Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies on this day in history.
1391 On this day in history konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order.
1517 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) on August - 20.
1526 On August - 20 peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
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 August - 20.
1566 Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium on this day in history.
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 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 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on this day in history.
1619 On this day in history 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia
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 Thomas Corneille, French playwright on this day in history.
1632 Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38 on August - 20.
1637 On this day in history cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1639 On this day in history martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
1641 Britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification on this day in history.
1648 Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards on August - 20.
1648 On this day in history edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65
1665 On August - 20 bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed)
1666 On this day in history alphonse d' Eve, composer
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.