What Happened in May 1807

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 22 Former VP Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia (acquitted)

3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • May 22 Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks (Philadelphia)

Famous Birthdays

  • May 1 John Bankhead "Prince John" Magruder, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • May 15 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer
  • May 24 Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature
  • May 24 Thomas Duncan, painter
  • May 28 Jan van Swieten, Dutch general/governor of West-Sumatra
  • May 28 Louis Agassiz, Swiss naturalist/geologist/teacher

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 10 Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, French military leader (commander of the French Expeditionary Force that assisted the Thirteen Colonies), dies at 81

Military Leader Comte de Rochambeau
Military Leader
Comte de Rochambeau
  • May 13 Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (b. 1721)
  • May 17 John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (b. 1745)
  • May 18 John Douglas, Scottish Anglican bishop and man of letters (b. 1721)