On This Day

May 1765 in History

Events in History

  • May 3 1st North American medical college opens in Philadelphia
  • May 7 HMS Victory launched; Admiral Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, 40 years later
  • May 18 Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec

Historic Event

May 29 Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"

Deaths in History

  • May 17 Alexis Clairaut, French mathematician (Clairaut's theorem), dies at 52