On This Day

May 1752 in History

Events in History

  • May 11 1st US fire insurance policy issued in Philadelphia

Birthdays in History

  • May 4 John Brooks, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (1816-23), born in Medford (d. 1825)
  • May 11 Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, German anthropologist (d. 1840)
  • May 14 Albrecht Thaer, German agronomist (d. 1828)
  • May 14 Timothy Dwight, American theologian (d. 1817)

Deaths in History

  • May 3 Samuel Ogle, British provincial Governor of Maryland (b. c. 1692)
  • May 4 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 71
  • May 23 William Bradford, English-born printer (Pennsylvania's first printing press), dies at 89