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Historical Events

  • May 4 Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in Bronx
  • May 26 Lewis & Clark first sight the Rocky Mountains

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned king of Italy

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Birthdays

  • May 14 Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), dies at 68

British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty
  • May 9 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet/playwright, dies at 45
  • May 16 Christian Brunings, hydraulic engineer, dies at 68
  • May 25 William Paley, English philosopher (b. 1743)
  • May 28 Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer/cellist (Minuet), dies at 62