On This Day

What Happened in May 1784

Historical Events

  • May 8 Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough, South Carolina)
  • May 11 Britain & Tippu Sahib of Mysore sign peace treaty
  • May 12 Ratified copies of the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War exchanged between US and Great Britain, in Paris
  • May 20 Britain & Netherlands sign peace treaty (Peace of Paris)
  • May 22 Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
  • May 25 Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek

Famous Deaths

  • May 12 Abraham Trembley, Swiss naturalist (first to study freshwater polyps or hydra), dies at 73