May 1796 in History

Events in History

  • May 10 French government arrest 10 utopists

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 10 Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • May 10 Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
  • May 14 English country doctor Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
  • May 15 France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • May 15 French troops occupy Milan
  • May 15 First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
  • May 16 Lombardian Republic forms
  • May 19 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds
  • May 27 James S McLean patents his piano

Birthdays in History

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 4 Horace Mann, American educator, author and editor who pioneered public schools, born in Franklin, Massachusetts (d. 1859)

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann
  • May 4 Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1864)
  • May 4 William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859)
  • May 9 August Pauly, German classicus (Real Encyclopedia)
  • May 17 Martinus J Niewindt, bishop of Curacao (advocate for fair treatment and abolition of slavery)
  • May 21 Reverdy Johnson, rep (Union), (d. 1876)

Deaths in History

  • May 12 Johann P Uz, German poet (Theodicee), dies at 75
  • May 29 Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (b. 1720)