On This Day

May 1715 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 Prussia declares war on Sweden

Historic Event

May 3 Edmond Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"

Birthdays in History

  • May 4 Richard Graves, English writer, born in Mickleton, Gloucestershire (d. 1804)
  • May 22 François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesma, born in Saint-Marcel d'Ardèche, France (d. 1794)

Deaths in History

  • May 19 Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and statesman, dies at 54