On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1791

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), dies from an apoplectic seizure at 53

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson

1791 Highlights

About May 9, 1791

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 229 years, 8 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus