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May 1706 in History

Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 23 Battle of Ramillies during War of the Spanish Succession.: John Churchill (1st Duke of Marlborough) defeats French; 17,000 killed


Birthdays in History

  • May 17 Andreas Felix von Oefele, German historian and librarian, born in Munich (d. 1780)
  • May 20 Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)