On This Day

May 1754 in History

Events in History


BattleBattle of Interest

May 28 Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer Joseph Coulon de Jumonville

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

Birthdays in History

  • May 10 Asmus Jakob Carstens, painter
  • May 23 Andrea Appiani, Italian royal painter (Napoleon), born in Milan (d. 1817)

Deaths in History

  • May 14 Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (L’École des Mères), dies at 62
  • May 23 John Wood, architect/town planner, dies