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Events in History

  • May 2 Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
  • May 11 British parliament accepts Consolidation Act, which reorganised the Royal Navy
  • May 19 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley

Birthdays in History

  • May 15 Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • May 17 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, born in Berkeley (d. 1823)

Deaths in History

  • May 24 Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman