Category: "May"

May 31

1433 - Sigismund was crowned emperor of Rome.  1854 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act passed by the U.S. Congress.  1859 - The Philadelphia Athletics were formally organized to play the game of Town Ball.  1859 - In London, Big Ben went into operation. The… more »

May 30

1416 - Jerome of Prague was burned as a heretic by the Church.  1431 - Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.  1527 - The University of Marburg was founded in Germany.  1539 - Hernando de Soto, the Spanish explorer,… more »

May 29

1453 - Constantinople fell to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, ending the Byzantine Empire.  1660 - Charles II was restored to the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth.  1721 - South Carolina was formally incorporated as a royal colony.  1765 -… more »

May 28

585 BC - Thales Miletus predicted a solar eclipse.  585BC - The Persian-Lydian battle ended.  1533 - England's Archbishop declared the marriage of King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid.  1774 - The First Continental Congress convened in Virginia. … more »

May 27

1647 - Achsah Young, a resident of Windsor, CT, was executed for being a "witch." It was the first recorded American execution of a "witch."  1668 - Three colonists were expelled from Massachusetts for being Baptists.  1813 - Americans captured Fort… more »
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