On This Day

Deaths in History in May 1865

  • May 21 Christian Jürgensen Thomsen, Danish Archaeologist, created Stone, Bronze, Iron age system, dies at 76
  • May 25 Madeleine Sophie Barat, French saint and founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart, dies at 85
  • May 30 William Clarke Quantrill, criminal/Confederate bushwhacker, dies at 27