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 This day in History - April 20
392 Historic Events for April 20
295

8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

Event
850

Guntherus becomes bishop of Cologne

Event
1139

2nd Lateran Council (10th ecumenical council) opens in Rome

Event
1164

Victor IV, [Ottaviano Montecello], Italian antipope (1159-64), dies

Death
1314

Clement V, [Bertrand Got], pope (1305-14) move papacy to Avignon, dies

Death
1317

Agnes van Montepulciano, Italian mystic/saint, dies

Death
1442

Edward IV, King (England, 1461-83)

Birth
1494

John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister

Birth
1505

Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg

Event
1534

Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], British prophet, dies

Death
1551

John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal

Event
1592

John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author

Birth
1594

Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer

Birth
1632

Nicolas Antione, converted to Judiasm, burned at the stake

Death
1643

Christoph Demantius, composer, dies at 75

Death
1650

VOC-management sets new guidelines

Event
1653

Cromwell routes English parliament to house

Event
1657

Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet

Event
1662

Gerard Terborch, the elder, painter, dies

Death
1695

Georg Caspar Weckler, composer, dies at 63

Death
1702

Comet C/1702 H1 approaches within 0.0437 AUs of Earth

Event
1705

Balthasar Schmid, composer

Birth
1715

Nicholas Rowe's "Tragedy of Lady Jane Gray," premieres in London

Event
1725

Johann Friedrich Kloffler, composer

Birth
1726

Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian earl/general/cartographer

Birth