On This Day

May 1744 in History

Events in History

  • May 17 French army takes Austrian Netherlands
  • May 31 French troops conquer Kortrijk

Birthdays in History

  • May 19 Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1818)
  • May 31 Richard Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish inventor and educationalist, born in Bath, Somerset (d. 1817)

Deaths in History

Alexander Pope

May 30 Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56