Historical Events in May 1830

  • May 3 1st regular steam train passenger service starts
  • May 13 Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president
  • May 18 Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever
  • May 20 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
  • May 20 D Hyde patents fountain pen
  • May 24 "Mary Had A Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published by Boston firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon
  • May 24 1st passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)
  • May 28 US Congress authorizes native Indian to be removed from all states to the western prairie