What Happened in May 1754

Historical Events

  • May 9 1st newspaper cartoon in America-divided snake "Join or Die"

BattleBattle of Interest

May 28 Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • May 2 Vicente Martin y Soler, composer
  • May 10 Asmus Jakob Carstens, painter
  • May 12 Franz Anton Hoffmeister, composer
  • May 15 Pierre Dutillieu, composer
  • May 20 Hans Gram, Danish-born American composer (d. 1804)
  • May 23 Andrea Appiana, Italian royal painter (Napoleon)
  • May 24 Giacomo Conti, composer

Famous Deaths

  • May 14 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692)
  • May 16 Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari, composer, dies at 76
  • May 23 John Wood, architect/town planner, dies