On This Day

What Happened in May 1734

Historical Events

  • May 20 1st Jockey Club forms in South Carolina

Famous Birthdays

  • May 23 Franz Anton Mesmer, Austrian physician and hypnotist (Mesmerism), born in Iznang, Germany (d. 1815)

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 James Thornhill, English painter
  • May 24 Georg Ernst Stahl, German physician and chemist (b. 1660)