On This Day

What Happened in May 1726

Historical Events

  • May 5 Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
  • May 9 Three men arrested during a February raid on Mother Clap's molly-house (a coffee house catering to homosexuals) in London are executed by hanging at Tyburn, England

Famous Birthdays

  • May 20 Francis Cotes, English painter (d. 1770)
  • May 25 Giuseppe Paolucci, Italian composer, born in Siena, Italy (d. 1776)

Famous Deaths

  • May 10 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier, dies at 56
  • May 14 John B Wellekens, poet/painter (Wedding Guests), dies
  • May 14 Moshe Darshan, Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies