On This Day

On This Day in History for May 5

Events in History

  • 553 Second Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1260 Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire
  • 1430 Jews are expelled from Speyer, Germany
  • 1494 On 2nd voyage to New World Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at Discovery Bay
  • 1640 English Short Parliament rises
  • 1646 King Charles I surrenders in Scotland
  • 1665 Nicolaas Witsen visits patriarch Nikon in Moscow
  • 1762 Russia & Prussia sign Treaty of Saint Petersburg ending the Seven Years' War
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