Thursday, May 17, 2012
May 17, 218 - 7th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet. 352 Liberius elected Pope, replacing Julius I. 884 St Adrian III began his reign as Catholic Pope. 1220 King Henry III of England Crowned for a second time. Henry, who had been crowned at age nine four years earlier, underwent a second coronation at Westminster. 1521 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, was executed for treason. 1536 George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford and four other men were executed for treason. 1590 Anne of Denmark was crowned Queen of Scotland.