On This Day

Events in History in May 1809

  • May 2 Dartmoor Prison in England opens to house French prisoners of war
  • May 5 Citizenship is denied to Jews of Aargau Canton, Switzerland
  • May 5 Mary Kies is 1st woman issued a US patent for weaving straw
  • May 17 Papal States annexed by France

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

May 21 Battle of Aspern-Essling: Austrian archduke Karl beats Napoleon

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte