On This Day

What Happened in May 1675

Famous Birthdays

  • May 29 Humphry Ditton, English mathematician, born in Salisbury, England (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • May 18 Jacques Marquette, French Jesuit missionary explorer (Chicago), dies at 37
  • May 18 StanisÅ‚aw Lubieniecki, Polish astronomer, dies at 51
  • May 27 Gaspard Dughet, French painter (b. 1613)