On This Day

What Happened in May 1750

Historical Events

  • May 2 Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè" premieres in Mantua
  • May 17 -18] Tax revolt in Gorinchem
  • May 23 Carlo Goldoni's "Il Bugiardo" premieres in Mantua

Famous Birthdays

  • May 2 John AndrĂ©, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, born in London (d. 1780)
  • May 8 Elias Mann, American composer, born in Weymouth, Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • May 20 Stephen Girard, bailed out US bonds during War of 1812

Famous Deaths

  • May 3 John Willison, Scottish minister and writer (b. 1680)
  • May 28 Emperor Sakuramachi of Japan (b. 1720)
  • May 29 Giuseppe Porsile, Neapolitan composer, dies at 70