Historical Events In May - 20
Sunday, 18 August 2019
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on this day in history.
0526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on May - 20.
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 this day in history.
1277 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on this day in history.
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 May - 20.
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on this day in history.
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 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on May - 20.
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.
1470 On May - 20 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 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on this day in history.
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on May - 20.
1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on this day in history.
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 On this day in history 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 On May - 20 paulo Bellasio, composer
1570 On this day in history egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 Venice, Spain & Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League on May - 20.
1591 Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius on May - 20.
1593 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.
1597 On May - 20 matthijs Heldt, dies in battle
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 this day in history.
1631 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on this day in history.
1639 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on this day in history.