Historical Events in May 1783

Historic Event

May 2 Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant is promoted by brevet to Major of Engineers in recognition of his service to American liberty

Historic Event

May 4 William Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus

  • May 18 First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States
  • May 30 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes 1st daily newspaper in US