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Events in History

  • May 15 Ambonese uprising against Dutch authority (modern Indonesia), under Thomas Matulesia (aka Kapitan Pattimura)
  • May 15 Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • May 16 Mississippi River steamboat service begins

Birthdays in History

  • May 5 George Washington Julian, MC (Union), (d. 1899)
  • May 14 Alexander Kaufmann, German poet (d. 1893)
  • May 15 Debendranath Tagore, Indian religious reformer (d. 1905)
  • May 18 James William Denver, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1892)
  • May 31 Georg Herwegh, German poet, born in Stuttgart (d. 1875)