What Happened in May 1733

Historical Events

  • May 6 1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni
  • May 12 Maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague
  • May 17 Great Britain passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions
  • May 29 The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.

Famous Birthdays

  • May 4 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)
  • May 11 Victoire of France, daughter of king Louis XV (d. 1799)

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Barton Booth, English actor (b. 1681)
  • May 18 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer, dies at 71