On This Day

Events in History in May 1774

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May 10 Louis XVI ascends to throne of France

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • May 20 Britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio
  • May 20 The British pass the second of the Intolerable Acts: the Massachusetts Government Act, giving British-appointed governor wide-ranging powers
  • May 23 Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)
  • May 28 1st Continental Congress convenes in Virginia