May 1829 in History

Events in History

  • May 2 After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia.

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May 15 Joseph Smith ordained by John the Baptist according to Joseph Smith

Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr
Religious Leader
Joseph Smith Jr
  • May 24 Pope Pius VIII issues his program for pontificate

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice
  • May 6 Phoebe Ann Coffin, 1st female ordained minister in New England
  • May 30 Levin Goldschmidt, German business law expert

Deaths in History

  • May 10 Thomas Young, physicist/decipherer of Egyptian hierogolyphics, dies
  • May 16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56

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May 17 John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1745)

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • May 18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, queen consort of Spain (b. 1803)
  • May 29 Humphry Davy, scientist/inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84