On This Day

Events in History in May 1783

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May 2 Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant is promoted by brevet to Major of Engineers in recognition of his service to American liberty

Washington D.C. Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant
Washington D.C. Architect
Pierre Charles L'Enfant

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May 4 William Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • May 18 First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States
  • May 30 Benjamin Tower of Philadelphia publishes 1st daily newspaper in US