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Historical Events

  • May 7 Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
  • May 16 The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 George Guest, composer
  • May 14 Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist
  • May 26 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

May 14 King of France Louis XVIII weds princess Maria Giuseppina of Savoy at the Palace of Versailles

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France
Louis XVIII

Famous Deaths

  • May 21 Christopher Smart, English poet (b. 1722)