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 This day in History - August 20
398 Historic Events for August 20
2

Venus-Jupiter in conjunction-Star of Bethlehem(?)

Event
573

Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours

Event
636

Battle at Yarmuk: Moslems beat Byzantines [or August 15]

Event
917

Battle at Anchialus: Bulgaria army counter attacks Byzantines

Event
984

John XIV, [Petrus Canepanova], Italian Pope (983-84), dies

Death
1153

Bernard[us] van Clairvaux, French saint, dies

Death
1191

Crusader King Richard I kills 3,000 muslim prisoners in Akko

Event
1384

Geert Great, [Gerardus Magnus], theologist (Getijdenboek), dies

Death
1517

Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, cardinal/viceroy of Naples (1571-75)

Birth
1526

Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)

Birth
1534

Turkish admiral Chaireddin"Barbarossa" occupies Tunis

Event
1538

Aefgen Listinck, Dutch anabaptist, burned at stake

Death
1561

Jacopo Peri, composer

Birth
1566

Iconoclasm reaches Antwerp Belgium

Event
1585

English queen Elizabeth I signs Treaty of Nonsuch: aid to Netherland

Event
1597

1st Dutch East India Company ships returned from Far East

Event
1604

Spanish garrison of Sluis surrenders to count Maurice

Event
1619

1st Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown Virginia

Event
1625

Thomas Corneille, French playwright

Birth
1632

Valentin de Boulogne, French painter, buried at 38

Death
1637

Cornelis Van Aerssen, Dutch governor/co-owner of Surinam

Birth
1639

Martin Opitz, German poet/historian (Troerinnen), dies at 41

Death
1641

Britain and Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification

Event
1648

Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65

Death
1648

Battle of Lens: French duke d'Enghien defeats Spaniards

Event