On This Day

May 1805 in History

Events in History

  • May 4 Henry C Overing buys 80 acres of Throggs Neck in the Bronx

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 26 Lewis and Clark first sight the Rocky Mountains

Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
William Clark
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition Meriwether Lewis
Explorer and Leader of Lewis & Clark Expedition
Meriwether Lewis

CrownRoyal Coronation

May 26 Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned King of Italy

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Deaths in History


Person of interestWilliam Petty

May 7 William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), dies at 68

British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty
  • May 9 Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet & playwright, dies at 45
  • May 16 Christiaan Brunings, Dutch hydraulic engineer, dies at 68
  • May 25 William Paley, English philosopher and theologian (Natural Theology), dies at 61