On This Day

What Happened in May 1751

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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