On This Day

May 1833 in History

Events in History

  • May 2 Russian Tsar Nicolas I bans public sale of serfs
  • May 11 "Lady-of-the-Lake" strikes iceberg & sinks in North Atlantic; kills 215

Birthdays in History

  • May 5 Ferdinand von Richthofen, German geographer and explorer, born in Carlsruhe, Prussian Silesia (d. 1905)
  • May 8 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1903)

Deaths in History

  • May 10 François Andrieux, French playwright, dies at 74
  • May 24 John Randolph [of Roanoke], American planter, Congressman (Virginia) and Minister to Russia, dies of tuberculosis at 59