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Historical Events For May - 22

Monday, 22 May 2017

0760  Today in history 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet  

1176  Today in history murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo  

1200  Peace of Goulet today in history.  

1370  Jews are expelle/ assacred from Brussels Belgium on May - 22.  

1377  On this day in history pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.  

1455  Today in history open battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses (St Albans)  

1455  On May - 22 richard of York takes St Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI  

1526  Today in history pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac  

1570  Today in history the first atlas, with 70 maps, published  

1570  Today in history 1st atlas, with 70 maps, published  

1594  Earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen today in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1622  Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698) was born on May - 22.  

1671  Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37) was born on May - 22.  

1715  Today in history birth of françois-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794)  

1722  Johannes Schmidlin, composer was born today in history.  

1724  Today in history birth of marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)  

1759  Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer was born on May - 22.  

1770  Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840) was born on May - 22.  

1772  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on May - 22.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0337  Constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies today in history.  

0987  Today in history death of louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20  

1068  On May - 22 death of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)  

1455  Death of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle) on May - 22.  

1457  Today in history death of saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)  

1501  Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66 today in history.  

1538  Today in history death of john Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)  

1540  Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 today in history.  

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