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 This day in History - May 3
388 Historic Events for May 3
1640

English Upper house accept Act of Attainder

Event
1647

John A "Joannes" Antonides van der Goes, poet (Bellone aen bant)

Birth
1649

Johann Valentin Meder, composer

Birth
1654

Fran‡ois van Kinschot, treasurer-gen/chancellor of Brabant, dies at 77

Death
1654

Bridge at Rowley Mass begins charging tolls for animals

Event
1660

Sweden, Poland, Brandenburg and Austria sign Peace of Oliva

Event
1661

Johannes Hevelius observes 3rd transit of Mercury ever to be seen

Event
1662

Royal charter granted Connecticut

Event
1678

French conquering fleet at Cura‡ao, 1200 die

Event
1691

Carolus van der Abeele, Flemish jesuit/author (Introduction … l'amour)

Birth
1692

Jan J Mauricius, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1742-51)

Birth
1703

Eglon van de Down, still-life painter, dies

Death
1704

Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Austrian violist/composer, dies at 59

Death
1707

Michiel de Swaen, South Netherlands physician/poet, dies at 53

Death
1708

Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer

Birth
1715

Edmund Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon "Baily's Beads"

Event
1722

Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance," premieres in Paris

Event
1729

Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer

Birth
1737

Abraham Patras, gov-gen of East-Indies (1735-37), dies at 65

Death
1737

Friedrich Schwindl, composer

Birth
1742

Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz, composer

Birth
1744

Freidrich Wilhelm Weis, composer

Birth
1747

Willem IV appointed viceroy of Holland/Utrecht

Event
1752

Braz Francisco de Lima, composer

Birth
1758

Benedict XIV, [Prospero L Lambertini], Pope (1740-58), dies at 83

Death