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 This day in History - May 15
459 Historic Events for May 15
1665

Pope Alexander VII convicts Jansenisme

Event
1672

1st copyright law enacted by Massachusetts

Event
1685

Henri Otto, Spanish marquis of Caretto/Savona/Grana, dies

Death
1702

War of Spanish Succession, 1st Amer conflict between England and France

Event
1718

James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun

Event
1730

Robert Walpole becomes England 1st prime minister (was: chief min)

Event
1746

Giovanni Antonio Ricieri, composer, dies at 67

Death
1754

Pierre Dutillieu, composer

Birth
1759

Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer

Birth
1761

Jacob Mossel, governor-general (Dutch East Indies), dies at 56

Death
1764

Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer

Birth
1773

Clemens L Metternich, Austrian prince

Birth
1785

Karel Blazej Kopriva, composer, dies at 29

Death
1791

Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance

Birth
1795

Adolf B Marx, German music theorist

Birth
1796

French troops occupy Milan

Event
1796

France and Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris

Event
1800

King George III survives a 2nd assassination attempt

Event
1800

Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles

Event
1801

Louis C count Barbiano de Belgioioso, Austrian diplomat, dies at 73

Death
1802

Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1888

Birth
1807

Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer

Birth
1808

Gottfried Herrmann, composer

Birth
1808

Michael William Balfe, composer

Birth
1810

Jacob Thompson, (Confederacy), died in 1885

Birth