On This Day

Historical Events in May 1794

Historic Event

May 6 Haiti, under Toussaint Louverture, revolts against France

  • May 7 Influential Gothic romance "The Mysteries of Udolpho" is published by Ann Ratcliffe in London
  • May 17 Hard frost in southern New England
  • May 18 Battle of Tourcoing; French Republican army defeats a Habsburg coalition bear Lille, France, during War of the First Coalition