Historical Events in May 1848

  • May 1 The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta is founded at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • May 6 Otto Tank ends slavery in Suriname colony
  • May 7 Prussians stop insurrection in Varsovia
  • May 13 First performance of Finland's national anthem.
  • May 17 Gerrit, Count Schimmelpenninck resigns as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Netherlands
  • May 18 Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • May 19 1st department store opens
  • May 19 Mexico gives Texas to US, ending the war
  • May 29 Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
  • May 29 Wisconsin becomes 30th state
  • May 30 2nd battle at Gioto: Sardinia-Piemonte beats Austrians
  • May 30 William G Young patents ice cream freezer
  • May 30 Mexico ratifies treaty giving US; New Mexico, California & parts of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & Colorado in return for $15 million