On This Day

May 1679 in History

Events in History

  • May 27 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England

Birthdays in History

  • May 14 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer

Deaths in History

  • May 3 James Sharp, English archbishop (assassinated) (b. 1613)
  • May 26 Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1651-79), dies at 42