On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1785

Historical Events

  • British inventor Joseph Bramah patents beer-pump handle

Famous Birthdays

  • James Pollard Espy, American meteorologist (Philosophy of Storms), born in Pennsylvania (d. 1860)

Famous Deaths

  • Franz Xaver Schnitzer, German composer, dies at 44
1785 Highlights

About May 9, 1785

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 236 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus