What Happened in May 1789

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Historical Events


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

May 5 French Estates-General meets for the first time since 1614 at Versailles, summoned King Louis XVI

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 7 First US Presidential inaugural ball (for George Washington in NYC)

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • May 12 Society of St Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 12 William Wilberforce makes his first major speech on abolition in the UK House of Commons, reasoning the slave trade morally reprehensible and an issue of natural justice

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce

Famous Birthdays

  • May 28 Bernard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange)

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, composer, dies at 72
  • May 25 Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)