On This Day

Historical Events in May 1796

  • May 10 French government arrest 10 utopists

Victory in Battle

May 10 Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge

  • May 10 Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam

Historic Event

May 14 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers his revolutionary cowpox-based vaccine for smallpox, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire

  • 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