May 1749 in History

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Events in History

  • May 2 Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"
  • May 11 British parliament accepts Consolidation Act, to reorganise the Royal Navy

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May 19 George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II

Birthdays in History

  • May 15 Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)
  • May 17 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, born in Berkeley (d. 1823)

Deaths in History

  • May 24 Graf Valentin Potocki, Polish nobleman