Historical Events In May - 20
Saturday, 10 April 2021
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on May - 20.
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 this day in history.
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 May - 20.
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you) on May - 20.
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.
1347 On this day in history rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1364 Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican on this day in history.
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 On May - 20 french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on May - 20.
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 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on May - 20.
1509 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45 on May - 20.
1521 On May - 20 ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
1524 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland on May - 20.
1537 On May - 20 hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)
1547 On this day in history melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on May - 20.
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 this day in history.
1593 On May - 20 jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist
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 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 May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes