THIS DAY IN HISTORY: May 1st
305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor.
1006 - Supernova observed by Chinese & Egyptians in constellation Lupus
1048 - Bishop Bernold flees St Pieterskerk for Utrecht Neth
1328 - Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1394 - Ekiho exorcised the Zen temple & its surroundings of an old badger
1523 - Danish king Christian III arrives in Veere
1528 - Pánfilo the Narváez begins exploration to with 350 men to Florida
1544 - Turkish troops occupy Hungary
1551 - Council of Trente resumes
1598 - Jacob van Neck's merchant fleet departs for Java
1625 - Portuguese & Spanish expedition recaptures Salvador (Bahia)
1625 - Prince Frederik Henry appointed viceroy of Holland
1682 - Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory
1703 - Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
1704 - Boston Newsletter publishes 1st newspaper advertisement