May 1822 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 John Phillips becomes 1st mayor of Boston
  • May 3 Society for the Propagation of the Faith founded (Lyon, France)
  • May 16 Greek War of Independence: Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
  • May 24 Battle of Pichincha, Bolívar secures independence of Quito from Spain
  • May 30 House slave betrays Denmark Vesey conspiracy (37 blacks hanged)

Birthdays in History

  • May 4 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Quebec politician (d. 1915)
  • May 10 August Ritter von Pettenkofen, painter
  • May 13 Francis of Assisi of Bourbon, King Consort of Spain (d. 1902)
  • May 20 Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)
  • May 20 Frederic Passy, French economist/pacifist (Nobel 1901)
  • May 21 Dabney Herndon Maury, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1900)
  • May 21 Mosby Monroe Parsons, United States officer in the Mexican–American War and brigadier general of the Confederate States Army, born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1865)
  • May 26 Edmond de Goncourt, French writer, wrote with his brother Jules de Goncourt, born in Nancy (d. 1896)

Deaths in History

  • May 17 Armand-Emmanuel, Duc de Richelieu, Prime Minister of France (1815-18, 1820-21), dies at 55