Historical Events In May - 20
Saturday, 04 April 2020
0325 On May - 20 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor
0526 On May - 20 earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
1217 The Second Battle of Lincoln is fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke on May - 20.
1277 On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 On this day in history earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War on May - 20.
1310 On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on this day in history.
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on May - 20.
1364 On May - 20 henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 On this day in history bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.
1470 On this day in history pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1471 On this day in history henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on May - 20.
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on May - 20.
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on this day in history.
1506 On May - 20 christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1509 On this day in history catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.
1547 On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.
1570 On May - 20 egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on May - 20.
1591 On May - 20 spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
1593 On this day in history jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on this day in history.
1622 On this day in history osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies
1631 On May - 20 german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 On this day in history dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes