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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Friday, 22 August 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  On this day in history bohuslav Jeremias, composer  

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

1862  On this day in history union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans  

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

1863  On this day in history battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi  

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

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

1864  On this day in history atlanta campaign, Georgia  

1864  Battle at Alexandria LA (Red River Campaign) on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history wilderness campaign  

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

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

1867  On this day in history reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration  

1867  Howard University chartered on this day in history.  

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

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  Amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

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

1880  On this day in history conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)  

1881  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist on this day in history.  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist  

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

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

1118  On this day in history death of edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080)  

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  On this day in history death of albrecht I van Habsburg, German King (1298-1308), murdered  

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

1456  Hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies on this day in history.