Historical Events For May - 19
Friday, 23 June 2017
0715 St Gregory II begins his reign as Catholic Pope on this day in history.
0804 Alcuin of York, English scholar, dies in Tours France at 69 on May - 19.
0988 On May - 19 dunstan[us], English archbishop of Canterbury, dies
1296 On this day in history celestine V, [Pietro del Murrone], Pope (1294), dies
1469 Giovanni della Robbia, Ital's sculptor on May - 19.
1506 On this day in history columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir
1515 On this day in history george van Saksen-Meissen sells Friesland for 100,000 gold guilders to arch duke Charles
1517 On May - 19 philip van Bourgondie installed as bishop of Utrecht
1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England/wife of Henry VIII, beheaded on May - 19.
1547 Monarch Johan Frederik surrenders to Karel on May - 19.
1568 On May - 19 english queen Elizabeth I arrests Scottish queen Mary
1568 Mary, queen of Scots, arrested on this day in history.
1571 On this day in history miguel Lopez de Lagazpi founded Manilla in the Phillipines
1585 On this day in history spain confisquates English ships
1588 Spanish Armada sets sail for Lisbon, bound to England on May - 19.
1601 On May - 19 costanzo Porta, Italian composer
1608 On this day in history matthias von Habsburgs army reaches Lieben, at Prague
1611 On May - 19 innocent XI, [Benedetto Odescalchi], Italy, 240th Pope (1676-89)
1616 On May - 19 johann Jacob Froberger, German singer/organist/composer
1635 On this day in history france declares war on Spain
1643 On this day in history battle at Rocroi/Allersheim French army destroys Spanish army
1643 On May - 19 massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut &New Harbor form United Colonies of New England
1643 On this day in history battle at Rocroi/Allersheim: French army destroys Spanish army
1647 On May - 19 sebastian Vrancx, Flemish painter (captain of vigilante), dies
1649 On May - 19 england declared a Commonwealth
1649 On May - 19 an Act declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
1652 On May - 19 spanish troops occupy Grevelingen
1653 Carel Reyniersz, gov-gen of Neth East Indies, dies at 48 on May - 19.
1662 On May - 19 uniformity Act of England goes into effect
1746 Johann Friedrich Peter, composer on this day in history.
1749 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley on this day in history.
1755 On this day in history gabriele Prota, composer
1762 On this day in history johann G Fichte German philosopher (Wissenschaftslehre)
1770 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer on this day in history.