On This Day

May 1501 in History

Events in History

  • May 20 Portuguese explorer João da Nova Castell discovers the Ascension Islands

Birthdays in History

  • May 6 Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini], Italian humanist and Pope (1555, 22 days), born in Montefano, Marche, Papal States (d. 1555)

Deaths in History

  • May 22 Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66