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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Thursday, 18 December 2014

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

1853  Argentina adopts it's constitution on May - 01.  

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  On this day in history bohuslav Jeremias, composer  

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  On May - 01 battle of Chancellorsville VA (29,000 injured or died)  

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

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

1863  Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers on this day in history.  

1863  On May - 01 battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died)  

1863  Edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29 on May - 01.  

1864  Atlanta campaign, Georgia on this day in history.  

1864  On May - 01 battle at Alexandria LA (Red River Campaign)  

1864  On May - 01 wilderness campaign  

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

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 May - 01 howard University chartered  

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 this day in history.  

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

1872  Amalia, princess of Weimar/wife of prince Hendrik the Navigator, dies on May - 01.  

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

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

1873  1st US postal card issued on this day in history.  

1873  On May - 01 david Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60  

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

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

1880  On May - 01 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  On this day in history birth of john I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257)  

1218  On May - 01 birth of rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)  

1238  Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80) was born on May - 01.  

1285  Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326) was born on May - 01.  

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  Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter was born on May - 01.  

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

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 May - 01.  

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

1277  On May - 01 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  Hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies on this day in history.