On This Day

What Happened in May 1691

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Colonel John Birch, English soldier (b. 1615)
  • May 16 Jacob Leisler, becomes 1st American colonist hanged for treason
  • May 23 Adrien Auzout, French astronomer (b. 1622)
  • May 29 Cornelis Tromp, Dutch naval officer and son of Maarten Tromp, dies at 61