Historical Events In May - 20
Thursday, 05 December 2019
0325 1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nicaea, Asia Minor on this day in history.
0526 Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria on May - 20.
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 this day in history.
1293 On May - 20 earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
1303 On this day in history treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War
1310 On May - 20 shoes were made for both right & left feet (and we thank you)
1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet on May - 20.
1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal on May - 20.
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 On May - 20 peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies
1470 Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian on May - 20.
1471 Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies on this day in history.
1495 On this day in history french King Charles VIII leaves Naples
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 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain on this day in history.
1506 On May - 20 christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55
1509 On this day in history catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
1521 On this day in history ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
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 On this day in history paulo Bellasio, composer
1570 On May - 20 egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"
1571 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1597 Matthijs Heldt, dies in battle on May - 20.
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 On May - 20 german army under earl Johann Tilly conquerors Maagdenburg
1639 On this day in history dorchester MA, forms first school funded by local taxes