May 1830 in History

Events in History

  • May 3 1st regular steam train passenger service starts
  • May 13 Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president
  • May 18 Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever
  • May 20 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
  • May 20 D Hyde patents fountain pen
  • May 24 "Mary Had A Little Lamb" by Sarah Josepha Hale is first published by Boston firm Marsh, Capen & Lyon
  • May 24 1st passenger rail service in US (Baltimore & Elliots Mill, Maryland)
  • May 28 US Congress authorizes native Indian to be removed from all states to the western prairie

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Mother (Mary Harris) Jones, US reformer and labor organizer
  • May 5 John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
  • May 6 Guido Gezelle, Flemish priest/poet
  • May 10 Francois M Raoult, French physicist/chemist (law of Raoult)
  • May 11 John Converse Starkweather, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • May 13 Zebulon Baird Vance, Governor (Confederacy), (d. 1894)
  • May 14 George Pierce Doles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • May 15 Laurence Simmons Baker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • May 15 Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)
  • May 20 Amalia MdGA, princess of Saxon-Weimar-Eisenach/wife of prince Henry
  • May 20 Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)
  • May 24 Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (d. 1897)
  • May 25 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)
  • May 28 George Lucas Hartsuff, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1874)
  • May 30 Edward Winslow Hinks, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Deaths in History

  • May 16 Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier, mathematician, dies