On This Day

Historical Events in May 1800

  • May 7 Indiana Territory organized

Historic Event

May 11 French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck give a lecture first outlining his theories of evolution at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris, France

  • May 14 Friedrich von Schiller's "Macbeth" premieres in Weimar

Assassination Attempt

May 15 King George III survives a second assassination attempt

Historic Event

May 15 Pope Pius VII calls on French bishops to return to Gospel principles