On This Day

What Happened in May 1751

Historical Events

  • May 1 The New York Gazette carries the first public report of a cricket match played in America (New York)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Pennsylvania Hospital founded by Dr. Thomas Bond and Benjamin Franklin

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

Famous Birthdays

  • May 12 Gaetano Manna, Italian composer, born in Naples (d. 1804)
  • May 24 Charles Emanuel IV, King of Sardinia (1796-1802), born in Turin (d. 1819)

Famous Deaths

  • May 20 Domingo Miguel Bernaube Terradellas, Spanish composer, dies at 38
  • May 24 William Hamilton, of Gilbertsfield, poet, dies