May 1826 in History

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Events in History

  • May 22 HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage to survey Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

Birthdays in History

  • May 3 Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway (1859-72), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1872)
  • May 4 Frederick Edwin Church, American romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1900)
  • May 5 EugĂ©nie de Montijo, Empress of France (1853-71), born in Granada, Kingdom of Spain (d. 1920)
  • May 7 Varina Howell Davis, First Lady of the Confederate States (1862-65), born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1906)
  • May 21 Danillo II, ruler of Montenegro
  • May 29 Ebenezer Butterick, inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)