Historical Events In March - 20
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
0141 6th predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on March - 20.
0141 6th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on this day in history.
0842 On March - 20 alfonso II the Chaste, king of Asturia (791-842), dies
1191 On March - 20 clement III, [Paolo Scolari], Pope (1187-91, 3rd crusades), dies
1239 Hermann von Salza, Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (c. 1179) on this day in history.
1345 On this day in history saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction; thought "cause of plague epidemic"
1345 On March - 20 saturn/Jupiter/Mars-conjunction: thought "cause of plague epidemic"
1351 On March - 20 mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
1393 On March - 20 johannes Nepomucenus, [Jan Nepomucky], Czech saint, killed
1413 King Henry IV, the first English monarch from the Lancastrian dynasty, dies after years of illness, and his eldest son, Henry, ascends to the English throne on March - 20.
1415 Henry IV Bolingbroke, King of England (1399-1413), dies at 45 on March - 20.
1501 Jean Carondelet, lawyer/chancellor of Burgundy (1480-96), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1525 On March - 20 paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants
1531 Sicke Freerks/Frericx, [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded on this day in history.
1549 On March - 20 thomas Seymour of Sudely, English Lord Admiral, beheaded
1568 Albrecht von Hohenzollern, 1st duke of Prussia, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1569 Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the Cé on this day in history.
1569 Duke van Alva leads "tenth penning" in Ponts the CĂ© on March - 20.
1598 On this day in history french king Henri IV &duke van Mercour sign treaty
1598 French king Henri IV & duke van Mercour sign treaty on March - 20.
1600 The LinkĂ¶ping Bloodbath takes place on Maundy Thursday in LinkĂ¶ping, Sweden on March - 20.
1602 Dutch East India Company founded on this day in history.
1602 United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) forms on March - 20.
1616 On March - 20 walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana
1617 Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/theologist/mathematician, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1619 Matthias II, Holy Roman Catholic emperor (1611-19), dies on this day in history.
1627 On this day in history france &Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism
1627 On March - 20 france & Spain signs accord for fighting protestantism
1634 On March - 20 balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)
1646 Matthew Vossius, historian (Annales Holland Zelandiaeque), dies at 35 on this day in history.
1680 Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater) on March - 20.
1697 On March - 20 willem de Vlamingh returns to Batavia after exploring "South Land"
1703 Johann Kunckel/Kunkel, German alchemist/ambassador to Sweden, dies on this day in history.
1728 Franciscus L Kersteman, Dutch lawyer/astrologist on this day in history.