On This Day

What Happened in May 1741

Historical Events

  • May 8 France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg
  • May 28 Spain and Bavaria sign treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 John Archer, American Congressman who received the 1st medical diploma issued on US continent (1768), born near Churchville, Maryland (d. 1810)
  • May 10 Johann Michael Schmidt, composer
  • May 17 John Penn, American attorney (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia (d. 1788)
  • May 23 Andrea Lucchesi, Italian composer, born in Motta di Livenza, Italy (d. 1801)
  • May 29 Johann Gottfried Krebs, German composer, born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1814)

Famous Deaths

  • May 25 Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German Protestant theologian, dies at 80