On This Day

What Happened in May 1758

Historical Events

  • May 21 Mary Campbell is abducted from her home in Pennsylvania by Lenape during the French and Indian War

Famous Birthdays

Maximilien Robespierre

May 6 Maximilien Robespierre, French revolutionary (President of the National Convention, Member of Committee of Public Safety), born in Arras, France (d. 1794)

  • May 17 John St Aubyn, British fossil collector, born in Golden Square, London (d. 1839)

Famous Deaths

  • May 3 Benedict XIV [Prospero L Lambertini], Pope (1740-58), dies at 83