May 1816 in History

Events in History

  • May 5 American Bible Society organized (NY)
  • May 10 British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
  • May 11 American Bible Society forms (NY)

Birthdays in History

  • May 3 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • May 16 Henry Hopkins Sibley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1886)
  • May 24 Emanuel Leutze, US, painter (Washington Crossing the Delaware)
  • May 24 Robert Seaman Granger, (Union Army Bvt Major general, (d. 1894))

Weddings in History

  • May 2 Léopold (Léopold I)of Saxe-Coburg, 1st King of Belgium following independence from the Netherlands marries British Princess Charlotte Augusta

Deaths in History

  • May 28 Ras Wolde Selassie, Ethiopian warlord
  • May 29 Madame L'Ouverture, widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint L'O, dies