Historical Events In May - 20
Saturday, 18 September 2021
0325 On May - 20 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor
0526 On this day in history 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 John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies on May - 20.
1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed on May - 20.
1303 On this day in history treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
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 On this day in history 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 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 May - 20.
1498 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India on May - 20.
1501 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands on this day in history.
1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on May - 20.
1506 Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55 on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1547 Melchior Bischoff, composer on May - 20.
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 Jacob Jordaens, Flemish barok artist on May - 20.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
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 this day in history.
1631 On this day in history german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 On May - 20 dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes