Historical Events In May - 18
Monday, 17 February 2020
0526 John I, Pope (523-26), dies on May - 18.
1096 On this day in history crusaders massacre Jews of Worm
1152 Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine on May - 18.
1160 On this day in history erik IX Helgi, [The Saint], King of Sweden, dies
1268 On this day in history the Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch.
1291 Sultan of Egypt & his son take last Christian stronghold of Acre on this day in history.
1302 On this day in history trades people assault on French garrison (Brugse Metten)
1385 Peace of Doornik Gent & Louis van Thoughts on this day in history.
1385 On May - 18 peace of Doornik: Gent & Louis van Thoughts
1401 WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw Opolczyk (German: Ladislaus von Oppel, count palatine of Hungary 1367-1372, governor of Halych-Volhynia 1372 on this day in history.
1410 Ruprecht, Roman catholics German king, dies on this day in history.
1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII of England, is beheaded after being convicted for adultery on May - 18.
1587 On this day in history felix van Cantalice, Italian saint, dies
1588 On May - 18 the Spanish Armada sets sail for England; it is defeated by England the following August
1593 On this day in history playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
1596 Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya on this day in history.
1619 Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison on May - 18.
1625 Francisco Gomez de Sandoval y Rojas, Spanish marquis of Denia, dies on this day in history.
1631 English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right on this day in history.
1631 On May - 18 john Winthrop is elected first governor of Massachusetts
1642 On this day in history montréal Canada founded
1642 The Canadian City of Montreal is founded on this day in history.
1642 On May - 18 montreal Canada founded
1643 Delegates from four New England colonies meet in Boston to form a confederation on this day in history.
1652 On May - 18 rhode Island enacts first law declaring slavery illegal
1652 On this day in history rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
1653 On this day in history carel Reyniersz, gov-gen (Neth East Indies), dies at 48
1675 On May - 18 jacques Marquette jesuit/missionaries (Chicago), dies at 37
1692 On this day in history joseph Butler, Wantage Berkshire, theologian
1692 On this day in history elias Ashmole, antiquary, dies
1703 On May - 18 dutch & English troops occupy Cologne
1711 Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer on this day in history.
1724 Johann K Amman, Swiss/Dutch doctor for deaf-mutes, dies at 54 on May - 18.
1733 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.