Historical Events In May - 20
Friday, 21 January 2022
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on May - 20.
0526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on May - 20.
1217 On May - 20 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.
1277 On this day in history john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on this day in history.
1303 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War on this day in history.
1310 On May - 20 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 this day in history.
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.
1444 On May - 20 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 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on this day in history.
1498 On May - 20 portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India
1501 On this day in history joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on May - 20.
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on this day in history.
1524 On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on this day in history.
1547 On May - 20 melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 On May - 20 paulo Bellasio, composer
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on this day in history.
1571 On May - 20 venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League
1591 On this day in history spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on this day in history.
1609 On this day in history 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 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on May - 20.
1639 On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes