Historical Events In May - 20
Friday, 27 November 2020
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on this day in history.
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 May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.
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 On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.
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 May - 20 pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian
1471 On May - 20 henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on May - 20.
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 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 May - 20.
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.
1547 On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 On this day in history 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 May - 20 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 May - 20.
1609 Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by the publisher Thomas Thorpe on May - 20.
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 Dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes on May - 20.