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 This day in History - May 1
545 Historic Events for May 1
1625

Prince Frederik Henry appointed viceroy of Holland

Event
1625

Portuguese and Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)

Event
1628

Meiboom in Quincy Mass) degenerates into orgy with indian women

Event
1633

S‚bastien le Prestre de Vauban, French fortress architect

Birth
1672

Joseph Addison, England, essayist (Spectator)

Birth
1679

Esaias Reusner, composer, dies at 43

Death
1682

Louis XIV and his court inaugurates Paris Observatory

Event
1700

John Dryden, English poet/playwright (Rival Ladies), dies

Death
1703

Kiva Yoshinaka, Japanese monarch, murdered

Death
1703

Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians

Event
1704

Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper ad

Event
1707

England, Wales and Scotland form UK of Great Britain

Event
1711

Arch duke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar

Event
1715

Prussia declares war on Sweden

Event
1725

Spain and Austria sign trade treaty

Event
1733

Nicolas Coustou, French sculptor (Sa“n), dies at 75

Death
1735

John H van Kinsbergen, Dutch lt-admiral/founder of Dutch Marines Corp

Birth
1751

1st American cricket match is played

Event
1756

France and Austria sign alliance

Event
1757

Austria and France divide Prussia

Event
1759

British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West-Indies, on France

Event
1759

Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US predictor

Birth
1764

Gottfried Rieger, composer

Birth
1764

Benjamin Henry Latrobe, engineer/architect (built Capitol)

Birth
1769

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, British PM (C) (1828-30)

Birth