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 11 Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello)
  • 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, Switzerland, naturalist/geologist/teacher

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Comte de Rochambeau, French soldier (b. 1725)
  • 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)