On This Day

Events in History in May 1638

  • May 7 Cornelis S Goyer takes possession of Mauritius (uninhabited)
  • May 12 Emperor Shah Jahan commissions construction of the Red Fort at Shahjahanabad, Mughal Empire (now Dehli, India)
  • May 13 Construction of the Red Fort begins at Shahjahanabad, Mughal Empire (now Dehli, India)
  • May 14 Admiral Adam Westerwolt conquers Batticaloa, Ceylon