On This Day

Historical Events in May 1733

  • May 6 First international boxing match: Local fighter Bob Whittaker beats “The Venetian Gondolier”, Tito di Carni at James Figg's academy amphitheatre in Marylebone, London
  • May 12 Maria Theresa crowned Queen of Bohemia in Prague
  • May 17 Great Britain passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions
  • May 29 The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld in Quebec City