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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

1852  -1 in history calamity [Martha] Jane [Burke], frontier adventurer/indian fighter  

1853  -1 in history.  

1854  Amsterdam begins transferring drinking water out of the dunes on this day in history.  

1857  -1 in history william Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy  

1858  On this day in history anthony Johnson Showalter, composer  

1859  On this day in history bohuslav Jeremias, composer  

1861  -1 in history lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry  

1862  Union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans on this day in history.  

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

1863  -1 in history battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi  

1863  -1 in history confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars &Bars"  

1863  -1 in history.  

1863  On this day in history battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died)  

1863  Edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29 on this day in history.  

1864  Atlanta campaign, Georgia on this day in history.  

1864  -1 in history.  

1864  On this day in history wilderness campaign  

1864  On this day in history -8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)  

1866  -1 in history american Equal Rights Association forms  

1867  -1 in history.  

1867  On this day in history howard University chartered  

1869  -1 in history.  

1869  -1 in history a colt is reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH  

1869  -1 in history.  

1870  -1 in history.  

1872  -1 in history amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies  

1873  On this day in history emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Wien (Vienna)  

1873  On this day in history the first US postal card issued  

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

1873  -1 in history david Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60  

1874  Vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1875  238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-US activities on this day in history.  

1880  -1 in history.  

1881  On this day in history 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  -1 in history.  

1218  On this day in history birth of rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)  

1238  -1 in history birth of magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80)  

1285  -1 in history.  

1493  On this day in history birth of phillippus Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (or 11/10)  

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

1567  -1 in history.  

1577  On this day in history birth of francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer  

Famous Deaths In May - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0408  Death of Arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338) on this day in history.  

1118  -1 in history.  

1171  Dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies on this day in history.  

1240  Death of Jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals on this day in history.  

1277  -1 in history.  

1308  -1 in history.  

1447  On this day in history louis VII, Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies  

1456  -1 in history.