May 1759 in History

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Events in History

  • May 1 British fleet occupies Guadeloupe, West Indies, capturing it from France
  • May 31 The Province of Pennsylvania bans all theater productions

Birthdays in History

  • May 1 Jacob Albright, [Albrecht], German/US predictor
  • May 6 Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician
  • May 20 William Thornton, British-American architect (Capitol Building in Washington, D.C), born in Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands (d. 1828)

Person of interestWilliam Pitt the Younger

May 28 William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1783-1801, 1804-06), born in Hayes, Kent, England (d. 1806)

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger

Deaths in History

  • May 12 Lambert-Sigisbert Adam, French sculptor (b. 1700)