What Happened in May 1751

Historical Events

Pennsylvania Hospital Founded

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, Kingdom of Naples (now Italy) (d. 1804)
  • May 24 Charles Emanuel IV, King of Sardinia (1796-1802), born in Turin (d. 1819)
Born in 1751

Famous Deaths

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