On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1829

  • May 10 Thomas Young, British physician and physicist (light interference), dies at 55
  • May 16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56

Person of interestJohn Jay

May 17 John Jay, US statesman and 1st US Chief Justice, dies at 83

1st US Chief Justice John Jay
1st US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • May 18 Maria Josepha of Saxony, Queen consort of Spain, dies at 35
  • May 29 Humphry Davy, English chemist, studied electro-chemistry, invented the Davy lamp), dies at 50