What Happened in June 1520

Historical Events

  • Jun 6 France and England sign treaty of Scotland

Historic Event

Jun 7 Field of the Cloth of Gold; meeting begins between English Henry VIII and King Francis I of France at Balinghem, France

Historic Event

Jun 30 Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernán Cortés during "La Noche Triste" (the Night of Sadness). Many soldiers drown in the escape, and Aztec emperor Moctezuma II dies in the struggle

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 24 Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1489)

Moctezuma II

Jun 30 Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned to death by his own people