What Happened in May 1686

Historical Events

  • May 4 Municipality of Ilagan is founded in the Philippines

Famous Birthdays

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

May 24 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Dutch-German-Polish physicist, inventor, and scientific instrument maker, who invented the thermometer and the Fahrenheit scale, born in Danzig, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (d. 1736)

Famous Deaths

  • May 21 Otto von Guericke, German scientist, inventor, and politician, dies at 83