Historical Events In May - 20
Sunday, 19 January 2020
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 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 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 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 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on this day in history.
1364 On this day in history henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican
1444 On May - 20 bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63
1449 Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies on this day in history.
1470 On this day in history 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 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on this day in history.
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on this day in history.
1506 On this day in history christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.
1509 On May - 20 catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball on May - 20.
1524 On May - 20 duke of Albany leaves Scotland
1537 Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu) on this day in history.
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on this day in history.
1554 Paulo Bellasio, composer on this day in history.
1570 On May - 20 egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
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 On this day in history 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 Osman II, sultan of Turkey (1618-22), dies on May - 20.
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 May - 20.