On This Day

What Happened in May 1736

Historical Events

  • May 26 Battle of Ackia (Louisiana), British & Chickasaw Indians defeat French

Famous Birthdays

  • May 24 Juan de Sesé y Balaguer, Aragonese composer, born in Calanda, Aragon, Spain (d. 1801)

Person of interestPatrick Henry

May 29 Patrick Henry, American Revolutionary and Founding Father famous for his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech, born in Studley, Colony of Virginia, British America (d. 1799)

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry

Famous Deaths

  • May 2 Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71
  • May 7 John Weldon, English composer, dies at 60