Historical Events In August - 20
Sunday, 17 November 2019
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on August - 20.
0535 On this day in history mochta of Louth, disciple of St. Patrick
0573 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours on August - 20.
0636 Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15] on August - 20.
0917 On this day in history 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 August - 20 battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines
0984 John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies on this day in history.
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 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 August - 20.
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 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum) on this day in history.
1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on August - 20.
1538 Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake on August - 20.
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer on this day in history.
1566 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1597 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East on August - 20.
1604 Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice on this day in history.
1619 1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia on August - 20.
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 On this day in history cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam
1639 On August - 20 martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41
1641 Britain & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification on this day in history.
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 Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on this day in history.
1666 Alphonse d' Eve, composer on this day in history.
1672 Former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague on August - 20.