On This Day

May 1777 in History

Events in History

  • May 1 RB Sheridan's "School for Scandal" premieres in London
  • May 12 1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi in the NY Gazette)
  • May 13 University library at Vienna opens

Deaths in History

  • May 11 George Pigot, Baron Pigot, British governor of Madras, dies at 58
  • May 16 Button Gwinnet, US revolutionary leader, dies from wounds