Historical Events in May 1836

  • May 7 The settlement of Mayag├╝ez elevates Puerto Rico to the royal status of villa by the government of Spain

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May 9 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin departs Port Louis, Mauritius

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • May 15 Francis Baily observes "Baily's Beads" during annular solar eclipse

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May 22 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • May 31 HMS Beagle anchors in Simons Bay, Cape of Good Hope