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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Thursday, 30 October 2014

1852  On this day in history calamity [Martha] Jane [Burke], frontier adventurer/indian fighter  

1853  Argentina adopts it's constitution on this day in history.  

1854  On this day in history amsterdam begins transferring drinking water out of the dunes  

1857  William Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy on May - 01.  

1858  Anthony Johnson Showalter, composer on May - 01.  

1859  Bohuslav Jeremias, composer on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry  

1862  Union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans on May - 01.  

1863  Battle of Chancellorsville VA (29,000 injured or died) on May - 01.  

1863  Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi on May - 01.  

1863  On this day in history confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars &Bars"  

1863  Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers on May - 01.  

1863  Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died) on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29  

1864  On this day in history atlanta campaign, Georgia  

1864  On this day in history battle at Alexandria LA (Red River Campaign)  

1864  On May - 01 wilderness campaign  

1864  On May - 01 -8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)  

1866  American Equal Rights Association forms on this day in history.  

1867  On May - 01 reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration  

1867  Howard University chartered on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history "Folies-Bergère" opens in Paris France  

1869  On May - 01 a colt is reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH  

1869  Folies Bergere opens in Paris on May - 01.  

1870  Francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay on May - 01.  

1872  On May - 01 amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies  

1873  On May - 01 emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Wien (Vienna)  

1873  The first US postal card issued on May - 01.  

1873  On this day in history 1st US postal card issued  

1873  David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1874  Vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39 on May - 01.  

1875  238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-US activities on May - 01.  

1880  Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo) on this day in history.  

1881  On May - 01 pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 01

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1218  John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257) was born on this day in history.  

1218  Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291) was born on May - 01.  

1238  Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80) was born on this day in history.  

1285  Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326) was born on this day in history.  

1493  Phillippus Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (or 11/10) was born on this day in history.  

1545  Franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist was born on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history birth of michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter  

1577  Francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer was born on May - 01.  

Famous Deaths In May - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0408  Death of Arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338) on May - 01.  

1118  Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080) on May - 01.  

1171  On this day in history dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies  

1240  On this day in history death of jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals  

1277  Stefanus IV Uros I de Great, King of Serbia (1243-76), dies on this day in history.  

1308  Death of Albrecht I van Habsburg, German King (1298-1308), murdered on May - 01.  

1447  Louis VII, Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies on this day in history.  

1456  On May - 01 hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies