May 1793 in History

Events in History

  • May 15 Diego MarĂ­n Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 metres", at a height of 5-6 metres, during one of the first attempted flights.
  • May 19 Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)
  • May 21 Curacao Island Council forbids criticism of House of Orange
  • May 25 Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained
  • May 30 Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public

Birthdays in History

  • May 9 Johannes C de Jonge, Dutch historian/archivist

Deaths in History

  • May 7 Johan A Zoutman, Dutch lt admiral (battle of Doggersbank), dies at 68
  • May 20 Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist (b. 1720)