Historical Events In December - 20
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
0069 On this day in history general Vespasianus occupies Rome
0069 Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine & 7th emperor, murdered on December - 20.
0217 Pope Zephyrinus on this day in history.
0860 On this day in history king Ethelbald of Wessex
0910 Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies on this day in history.
1046 On December - 20 synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI
1073 On December - 20 domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies
1192 On December - 20 richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna
1355 On December - 20 stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies
1448 On December - 20 pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal
1494 On this day in history matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet
1522 On December - 20 suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.
1524 On December - 20 thomas Linacre, English scholar and physician
1539 On this day in history paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer
1539 Johannes Lupi, Flemish composer on December - 20.
1579 John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized) on December - 20.
1585 On December - 20 english fleet & earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen
1594 On December - 20 giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer
1600 Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published on this day in history.
1606 On December - 20 virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown
1606 On this day in history virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va
1606 Christoph Schultze, composer on December - 20.
1626 Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch Gabor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg on this day in history.
1629 On December - 20 pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter
1632 Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed on December - 20.
1659 Francois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman on this day in history.
1661 Corporation Act enforced in England on December - 20.
1669 First jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery on December - 20.
1669 On this day in history 1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection & sentenced to flogging, branding & slavery
1676 John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76 on this day in history.
1679 On December - 20 johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75
1688 Prince Willem III's troops pull into London on this day in history.
1694 On December - 20 frederik van Brandenburg flees Schweiben
1699 On December - 20 peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed-Sept 1 to Jan 1