On This Day

Historical Events in May 1832

  • May 7 Greece becomes independent, Otto of Bavaria is chosen as king
  • May 12 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan

Music Concert

May 14 Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture "Hebrides" premieres in London

  • May 21 1st US Democratic National Convention held in Baltimore
  • May 24 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference
  • May 30 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • May 30 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.