What Happened in May 1810

Historical Events

  • May 3 English poet Lord Byron swims the Hellespont (modern day Dardanelles)
  • May 25 The Primera Junta (local government) is established in Argentina
  • May 25 In the May Revolution, citizens of Buenos Aires expel the Spanish Viceroy Cisneros during Semana de Mayo

Famous Birthdays

  • May 2 Hans Christian Lumbye, composer
  • May 2 Leo XIII, 257th Roman Catholic pope (1878-1903)
  • May 8 James Cooper, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • May 9 Louis Gallait, historical painter
  • May 9 WFLC Marianne, princess of Orange-Nassau/daughter of king Willem I
  • May 10 James Shields, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1879)
  • May 15 Jacob Thompson, (Confederacy), (d. 1885)
  • May 23 [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Ossoli, US feminist/revolutionary (NY Tribune)
  • May 24 Abraham Geiger, theologian/author/leader of Reform Judaism
  • May 28 Alexandre Calamo, Switzerland, painter/etcher/lithographer
  • May 29 Erasmus Darwin Keyes, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • May 29 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentina politician/writer
  • May 29 Solomon Meredith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1875)
  • May 31 Horatio Seymour, Gov (Union), (d. 1886)

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (b.1740)
  • May 21 Charles GLAAT chevalier d'Eon de Beaumont, French spy, dies at 81