A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

ITScRn1497May12Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola
EU????1525May12Battle of Böblingen: Zwabische Union beats rebel Wurttembergse farmers
EUScRn1534May12Wurttemberg becomes Lutherian
SAScEd1551May12San Marcos University in Lima, Peru, opens
FRCfFr1588May12Day of the Barricades: the Catholic League, under Henry I, Duke of Guise, occupies Paris
EU????1604May12Spanish garrison of Aardenburg surrenders to Mauritius
SPCfSk1640May12Uprising against Spanish king Philip IV
EUScMd1641May12Prince William II of Orange (14) marries English princess Mary of Orange (9)
??????1689May12England and Netherlands form League of Augsburg [ed--think they just joined existing group]
NEMvRl1695May12English king William III departs to Netherlands
NEScGv1701May12Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
EUScGv1743May12Maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague
FRScGv1776May12Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance, is forced to resign
NAMePr1777May12First ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)
NACfAr1780May12Americans suffer worst defeat of revolution at Charleston
NAScGv1789May12Society of St. Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of New York City political bosses
??SeIv1792May12Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
GBScBd1828May12Poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti is born in London
SPMeMu1832May12Gaetano Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore premieres in Milan
NAMvSt   Fur trader William Sublette heads west
SAMvEx1835May12Charles Darwin visits copper mines in North Chile
SAMePr1845May12Domingo Sarmiento begins serially publishing Facundo: Civilización y Barbarie (Facundo: Civilization and Barbarism)
NEScGv1849May12William Alexander Paul Frederick Louis crowned king William III in Amsterdam

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