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

Person of interestAlexander Pope

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