On This Day

Historical Events in May 1794

  • May 6 Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, 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 Second Battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)