On This Day

What Happened in May 1730

Famous Birthdays

  • May 10 George Ross, American judge (signed US Declaration of Independence)

Person of interestCharles Watson-Wentworth

May 13 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1765-66, 1782), born in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1782)

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth
  • May 29 William Jackson [Jackson of Exeter], English composer and organist, born in Exeter, England (d. 1803)

Famous Deaths

  • May 30 Arabella Churchill, mistress of James II of England, sister of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (b. 1648)