On This Day

May 1781 in History

Events in History

  • May 26 Bank of North America incorporates in Philadelphia

Birthdays in History

  • May 4 Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher, born in Eisenberg, Germany (d. 1832)
  • May 14 Friedrich von Raumer, German historian and parliamentarian
  • May 25 Ferdinand Karl Joseph, Archduke of Austria-Este, born in Milan (d. 1850)

Deaths in History

  • May 8 Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
  • May 18 Túpac Amaru II, Peruvian-Indian revolutionary, a descendant of the last Inca ruler Túpac Amaru, dies at 43
  • May 27 Giovanni Battista Beccaria, Italian physicist, dies at 64