On This Day

What Happened in May 1704

Historical Events

  • May 1 Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper advertisement
  • May 20 Elias Neau forms school for slaves in NY

Famous Birthdays

  • May 7 Carl Heinrich Graun, German composer, born in Wahrenbr├╝ck, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1759)

Famous Deaths

  • May 3 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Austrian violist/composer, dies at 59
  • May 13 Louis Bourdaloue, French Jesuit preacher, dies at 71