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What Happened in May 1630

Historical Events

  • May 17 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi, 1st to see 2 belts on Jupiter surface

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 29 John Winthrop begins "History of New England"

Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop
Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Winthrop

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCharles II

May 29 Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1685)

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II