On This Day

What Happened in May 1834

Historical Events

  • May 1 Belgian parliament accepts railway laws
  • May 8 Prussia, Austria and Russia sign classified accord about Belgium
  • May 26 Portuguese Civil war ends, Dom Miguel capitulates

Famous Birthdays

  • May 5 Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1873)
  • May 23 Carl Heinrich Bloch, Danish painter (d. 1890)

Famous Deaths

  • May 20 Marie-Joseph-Paul-Yves-Roch-Gilbert de Motier, nobleman, dies
  • May 23 Charles Wesley, English organist and composer, dies at 76