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 This day in History - December 20
371 Historic Events for December 20
69

General Vespasianus occupies Rome

Event
69

Aulus Vitellius, Roman commandant of Rhine and 7th emperor, murdered

Death
910

Alfonso III de Great, king of Asturias, dies

Death
1046

Benedictus IX and Silvester III and names Bishop Siutger, Pope Clemens II

Event
1046

Synod of Sutri: German king Henry III removes Popes Gregory VI

Event
1073

Domingo, Spanish monastery founder/abbot/saint, dies

Death
1192

Richard the Lionhearted captured in Vienna

Event
1355

Stefanus IX Uros IV Dusan, king (1331-46)/Serbia (1346-55), dies

Death
1448

Pope Nicolaas V named Utrechts bishop Rudolf of Diepholt, cardinal

Event
1539

Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer

Birth
1579

John Fletcher, Elizabethan dramatist (Phylaster) (baptized)

Birth
1585

English fleet and earl Robert Dudley van Leicester reach Vlissingen

Event
1590

Ambroise Par‚, French surgeon, dies at 80

Death
1594

Giovanni Battista Gagliano, composer

Birth
1600

Ottario Rinuccini/Giulio Caccini's opera "Euridice" published

Event
1606

Christoph Schultze, composer

Birth
1606

Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown Va

Event
1626

Emperor Ferdinand II/Transylvanian monarch G bor Betlen signs Peace of Pressburg

Event
1629

Pieter de Hoogh, Dutch painter

Birth
1632

Nicolas Antoine, French cath pastor who converted to Judaism, executed

Death
1659

Fran‡ois Fagel, Dutch lawyer/statesman

Birth
1661

Corporation Act enforced in England

Event
1669

1st jury trial in Delaware; Marcus Jacobson condemned for insurrection and sentenced to flogging, branding and slavery

Event
1676

John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76

Death
1679

Johan Maurits, count of Nassau-Siegen, dies at 75

Death