Historical Events In May - 20
Monday, 22 April 2019
0325 On May - 20 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor
0526 On May - 20 earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria
1217 On this day in history 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 May - 20 john XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies
1293 On this day in history earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War on May - 20.
1310 On this day in history 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 On this day in history rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
1364 On May - 20 henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63 on May - 20.
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on May - 20.
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on May - 20.
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on May - 20.
1495 French King Charles VIII leaves Naples on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on May - 20.
1524 On this day in history duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on May - 20.
1547 On May - 20 melchior Bischoff, composer
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.
1570 Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" on May - 20.
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 May - 20 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 German army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg on May - 20.
1639 On this day in history dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes