Historical Events In May - 20
Sunday, 25 September 2022
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on this day in history.
0526 On this day in history 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 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on this day in history.
1293 On this day in history earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 On May - 20 treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on May - 20.
1310 On this day in history shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 On May - 20 rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.
1449 On this day in history peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on this day in history.
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.
1495 On May - 20 french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
1498 On this day in history portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 On May - 20 joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
1506 On May - 20 christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.
1509 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1521 On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on this day in history.
1537 On this day in history hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on this day in history.
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on May - 20.
1591 On this day in history spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on this day in history.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on this day in history.
1609 On May - 20 shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe.
1622 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.
1631 On May - 20 german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on this day in history.