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23rd May in History

1430 – Joan of Arc was captured by Burgundians. She was then sold to the English. 1873 – Canada’s North West Mounted Police force was…

22nd May in History

1200 – King John of England and King Philip II of France sign the Treaty of Le Goulet. 1246 – Henry Raspe is elected anti-king…

21st May in History

0996 – Sixteen year old Otto III was crowned the Roman Emperor. 1471 – King Henry VI was killed in the tower of London. Edward…

20th May in History

1506 – In Spain, Christopher Columbus died in poverty. 1520 – Hernando Cortez defeated Spanish troops that had been sent to punish him in Mexico.…

19th May in History

1535 – French explorer Jacques Cartier set sail for North America. 1536 – Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded…

18th May in History

1643 – Queen Anne, the widow of Louis XIII, was granted sole and absolute power as regent by the Paris parliament, overriding the late king’s…

17th May in History

1540 – Afghan chief Sher Khan defeated Moghul Emperor Humayun at Kanauj. 1630 – Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi saw the belts on Jupiter’s surface. 1681 – Louis…

16th May in History

1770 – Marie Antoinette, at age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15. 1868 – U.S. President Andrew Johnson was…

15th May in History

1614 – An aristocratic uprising in France ended with the treaty of St.Menehould. 1618 – Johannes Kepler discovered his harmonics law. 1702 – The War…

14th May in History

1264 – Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de…