On This Day

What Happened in May 1690

Historical Events

  • May 11 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • May 20 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II

Famous Deaths

  • May 21 John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
  • May 27 Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian composer, dies at 63