On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1740

Famous Deaths

  • Jean Cavalier, French Huguenot chief of the Camisards, dies at 58
1740 Highlights

About May 17, 1740

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 280 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus