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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Thursday, 24 April 2014

1852  Calamity [Martha] Jane [Burke], frontier adventurer/indian fighter on this day in history.  

1853  On this day in history argentina adopts it's constitution  

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

1857  On this day in history william Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy  

1858  On this day in history anthony Johnson Showalter, composer  

1859  Bohuslav Jeremias, composer on this day in history.  

1861  Lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry on this day in history.  

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  Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi on this day in history.  

1863  Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars &Bars" on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers  

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

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 this day in history wilderness campaign  

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

1866  On this day in history american Equal Rights Association forms  

1867  Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration on this day in history.  

1867  On this day in history howard University chartered  

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

1869  On this day in history a colt is reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH  

1869  On this day in history folies Bergere opens in Paris  

1870  Francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay on this day in history.  

1872  On this day in history amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies  

1873  Emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Wien (Vienna) on this day in history.  

1873  The first US postal card issued on this day in history.  

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

1873  On this day in history david Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60  

1874  On this day in history vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39  

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

1880  Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo) on this day 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  On this day in history birth of john I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)  

1218  Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291) was born on this day in history.  

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

1285  On this day in history birth of edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326)  

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  Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter was born on this day in history.  

1577  Francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0408  On this day in history death of arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338)  

1118  Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1308  Death of Albrecht I van Habsburg, German King (1298-1308), murdered on this day in history.  

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

1456  On this day in history hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies