Historical Events In August - 20
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
0002 Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem on August - 20.
0535 On August - 20 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 On this day in history crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko
1384 On August - 20 geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies
1391 Konrad von Wallenrode becomes the 24th Hochmeister of the Teutonic Order on August - 20.
1517 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75) on this day in history.
1526 On this day in history peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
1534 Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis on August - 20.
1538 On this day in history aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake
1561 Jacopo Peri, composer on this day in history.
1566 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1585 On this day in history english queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland
1597 On this day in history 1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East
1604 On August - 20 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 On August - 20 thomas Corneille, French playwright
1632 On this day in history valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38
1637 On August - 20 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 August - 20.
1648 Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards on this day in history.
1648 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65 on August - 20.
1665 Bernardus Smijtegelt, vicar (Gekrookte Reed) on August - 20.
1666 Alphonse d' Eve, composer on August - 20.
1672 On August - 20 former Grand Pensionary Johan de Witt and his brother Cornelis are brutally murdered by an angry mob in The Hague.