On This Day

What Happened in May 1766

Historical Events

  • May 9 John Byron back in England after trip around the world
  • May 22 Istanbul earthquake with estimated magnitude of 7.1, causes widespread extensive damage, followed by a significant tsunami

Famous Deaths

  • May 5 Jean Astruc, French physician and scholar (b. 1684)
  • May 8 Samuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (b. 1693)