Historical Events in May 1765

  • May 3 1st North American medical college opens in Philadelphia
  • May 7 HMS Victory launched; Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, 40 years later

Historic Invention

May 10 British Longitude Act awards clockmaker John Harrison £10,000 for the invention of a naval longitude clock [1]

  • May 18 Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec

Historic Event

May 29 Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"