On This Day

What Happened in May 1602

Historical Events

  • May 15 Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold
  • May 21 Martha's Vineyard 1st sighted (Captain Bartholomew Gosnold)

Famous Birthdays

  • May 26 Philippe de Champaigne, French painter, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1674)