Historical Events in May 1836

  • May 7 The settlement of Mayag├╝ez, Puerto Rico, is elevated to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain.

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May 9 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • May 15 Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse
  • May 22 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf
  • May 31 HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope