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Events in History

  • May 12 Drenthe adopts Gregorian calendar (yesterday is 4/29/1701)
  • May 15 The War of the Spanish Succession begins.

BattleExecution

May 23 Captain William Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore.

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd

Birthdays in History

  • May 14 William Emerson, English mathematician (d. 1782)

Deaths in History


BattleExecution

May 23 William Kidd, Scottish pirate legend, hanged at London's Execution Dock at 56

Pirate Legend William Kidd
Pirate Legend
William Kidd