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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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

0760  14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet on this day in history.  

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

1176  Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo on this day in history.  

1200  On this day in history peace of Goulet  

1370  Jews are expelled/massacred from Brussels Belgium on this day in history.  

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

1455  Open battle in England's 30-year War of the Roses (St Albans) on this day in history.  

1455  Richard of York takes St Albans, kidnapping King Henry VI on this day in history.  

1455  Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle) on this day in history.  

1501  On this day in history robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66  

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

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

1570  The first atlas, with 70 maps, published on this day in history.  

1570  1st atlas, with 70 maps, published on this day in history.  

1594  On this day in history earl Mauritius & Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen  

1629  On this day in history emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lübeck  

1629  On this day in history emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck  

1659  On this day in history france, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty  

1667  On this day in history alexander VII, [Fabio Chigi], Italian Pope (1655-67), dies at 68  

1671  On this day in history abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37)  

1688  On this day in history johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist, dies at 70  

1712  On this day in history emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary  

1722  On this day in history johannes Schmidlin, composer  

1746  On this day in history russia & Austria signs treaty of cooperation  

1759  Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer on this day in history.  

1761  On this day in history the first life insurance policy in the U S is issued, in Philadelphia  

1761  On this day in history 1st life insurance policy in US, issued in Phila  

1762  On this day in history sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty  

1780  On this day in history jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer  

1781  On this day in history garret Wesley Mornington, composer, dies at 45  

1783  Thomas Forbes Walmisley, composer on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy  

1801  On this day in history heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer, dies at 58  

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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 this day in history.  

1671  Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37) was born on this day in history.  

1715  François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794) was born on this day in history.  

1722  Johannes Schmidlin, composer was born on this day in history.  

1724  Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772) was born on this day in history.  

1759  On this day in history birth of gervais-Francois Couperin, composer  

1770  On this day in history birth of princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)  

1772  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

1068  On this day in history death of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)  

1455  Death of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle) on this day in history.  

1457  On this day in history death of saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)  

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

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

1540  On this day in history francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57