On This Day

What Happened in May 1655

Historical Events

  • May 10 Jamaica captured by the English

Famous Birthdays

  • May 4 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, born in Padua (d. 1731)
  • May 13 Innocent XIII, [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Italian 244th Pope (1721-24)