On This Day

May 1832 in History

Events in History

  • May 7 Greece becomes independent, Otto of Bavaria is chosen as king
  • May 21 1st Democratic National Convention (Baltimore)
  • May 24 The First Kingdom of Greece is declared in the London Conference
  • May 30 Evariste Galois give his theory on free assembly (dies in duel May 31)
  • May 30 The Rideau Canal in eastern Ontario is opened.

Birthdays in History

  • May 5 Hubert Howe Bancroft, American historian, ethnologist (History of Pacific States), born in Granville, Ohio (d. 1918)
  • May 7 Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1925)
  • May 14 Rudolf Lipschitz, German mathematician (d. 1903)
  • May 16 Philip Danforth Armour, founder (Armour Foods)
  • May 21 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
  • May 23 Pieter Jan Baptist Carel Robidé van der Aa, Dutch Indologist and geographer, born in Oosterbeek, Netherlands (d. 1887)
  • May 30 George Doherty Johnston, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hillsborough, North Carolina (d. 1910)

Deaths in History

  • May 4 Jan van Speyck, Dutch admiral, buried in New Church

Person of interestGeorges Cuvier

May 13 Georges Cuvier [Jean Léopold Nicolas Frédéric Cuvier], French naturalist and zoologist, dies at 62

Naturalist and Zoologist Georges Cuvier
Naturalist and Zoologist
Georges Cuvier
  • May 14 John van Speijk, Dutch heroic sailor, buried
  • May 31 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (Group theory), dies at 20