May 1795 in History

Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 1 Kamehameha, King of Hawaiʻi defeats Kalanikupule and conquors island of Oʻahu at Battle of Nuʻuanu (approx. date)

King of Hawaii Kamehameha I
King of Hawaii
Kamehameha I
  • May 16 Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassal state

Birthdays in History

  • May 7 Gerhard M Roentgen, industrialist (founder dockyard Fijenoord)
  • May 10 Jacques-Nicolas-Augustin Thierry, historian
  • May 13 Joshua Ratoon Sands, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1883)
  • May 13 Gérard Paul Deshayes, French geologist (d. 1875)
  • May 19 Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University
  • May 23 Charles Barry, architect

Deaths in History

  • May 19 Josiah Bartlett, US physician/judge (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 65
  • May 19 James Boswell, Scottish biographer (b. 1740)
  • May 20 Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded