On This Day

What Happened in May 1662

Historical Events

  • May 3 Royal charter granted to Connecticut
  • May 19 Uniformity Act of England goes into effect

Famous Birthdays

  • May 3 Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, German architect, born in Herford, Germany (d. 1736)
  • May 12 Jan F van Bloom, [Orizonte] Flemish painter, baptized
  • May 18 George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)

Famous Deaths

  • May 23 John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)