World Of Quotes

Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs
 This day in History - May 20
444 Historic Events for May 20
325

1st Christian ecumenical council opens at Nic‘a, Asia Minor

Event
526

Earthquake kills 250,000 in Antioch, Syria

Event
1277

John XXI, [Petrus Juliani/Hispanus], Port Pope (1276-77), dies

Death
1293

Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed

Event
1303

Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to British in Hundred Years War

Event
1310

Shoes were made for both right and left feet

Event
1347

Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal

Event
1364

Henry Percy, [Harry Hotspur], British soldier/politican

Birth
1444

Bernardinus van Siena, Italian saint, dies at 63

Death
1449

Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies

Death
1470

Pietro Bembo, cardinal/theologian

Birth
1471

Henry VI, king of England (1422-61, 70-71)/France (1431-71), dies

Death
1495

French King Charles VIII leaves Naples

Event
1498

Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calcutta India

Event
1501

Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands

Event
1506

Christopher Columbus, explorer, dies in poverty, in Spain at 55

Death
1509

Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45

Death
1521

Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball

Event
1524

Duke of Albany leaves Scotland

Event
1537

Hieronymus Fabricius Ab, Aquapend Italy, physician (De Formato Foetu)

Birth
1547

Melchior Bischoff, composer

Birth
1554

Paulo Bellasio, composer

Birth
1570

Egidius Coppens publishes Abraham Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"

Event
1571

Venice, Spain and Pope Pius form anti-Turkish Saint League

Event
1591

Spanish troops in Zutphen surrenders to Willem Louis/Mauritius

Event