On This Day

Historical Events in May 1796

  • May 10 French government arrest 10 utopists

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 10 Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • May 10 Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 14 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

Physician and Scientist Edward Jenner
Physician and Scientist
Edward Jenner
  • May 15 France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • May 15 First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph with French troops
  • May 16 Lombardian Republic forms
  • May 19 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds
  • May 27 James S McLean patents his piano