On This Day

Historical Events in May 1738

  • May 9 Britain sends fleet to the Mediterranean Sea & West Indies

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May 24 John Wesley is converted, launching the Methodist movement; celebrated annually by Methodists as Aldersgate Day

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John Wesley
  • May 25 A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
  • May 27 Turkish troops occupy Orsova and Ochakov in eastern Europe