What Happened in May 1730

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Robert Walpole becomes effectively Britain's 1st prime minister (was: chief min)

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole

Famous Birthdays

  • May 10 George Ross, US judge (signed Declaration of Independence)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 13 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1765-66, 1782), born in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1782)

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth
  • May 29 William Jackson (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organis born in Exeter (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • May 30 Arabella Churchill, mistress of James II of England, sister of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (b. 1648)