Historical Events in May 1857

  • May 1 William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy
  • May 10 Indian Mutiny begins with revolt of Sepoys in Meerut
  • May 19 William Francis Channing & Moses G Farmer patents electric fire alarm

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May 26 US slave Dred Scott and family freed by owner Henry Taylor Blow 3 months after US courts ruled against them.

US Slave Dred Scott
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