On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 1700

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

William Penn began monthly meetings for blacks advocating emancipation

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerard van Swieten, Dutch-Austrian physician (Austrian Empress Maria Theresa's personal physician), born in Leiden, Netherlaands (d. 1772)
1700 Highlights

About May 7, 1700

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 320 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus