On This Day

May 1659 in History

Events in History

  • May 25 Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England, earning the nickname "Tumbledown Dick" as a result of his abrupt fall from power
  • May 31 Netherlands, England and France sign Treaty of The Hague

Birthdays in History

  • May 16 Campegius Vitringa, Dutch theologist