On This Day

On This Day in History for May 20

Events in History

  • 325 First Council of Nicaea - 1st ecumenical council of Christian bishops at Nicaea, Asia Minor
  • 685 Battle of Nechtansmere/Dun Nechtain: Picts led by Brude MacBeli beat Northumbrians led by their king Ecgfrith in Scotland
  • 1217 Second Battle of Lincoln fought near Lincoln, England, resulting in the defeat of Prince Louis of France by William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
  • 1293 Earthquake strikes Kamakura Japan, 30,000 killed
  • 1293 King Sancho IV of Castile creates the Study of General Schools of Alcalá
  • 1303 Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella
  • 1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet
  • 1347 Rienzo calls Rome for people's tribunal
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Weddings in History

  • 491 New Byzantine Emperor Anastasius I Dicorus marries Ariadne, widow of previous Emperor Zeno and daughter of Leo I
  • 1756 Prime Minister of Great Britain Frederick North (24) weds heiress Anne Speke
  • 1978 Soldier and later politician Lee Hsien Loong marries first wife doctor Wong Ming Yang

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