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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Wednesday, 23 July 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  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 this day in history.  

1858  Anthony Johnson Showalter, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1867  On this day in history howard University chartered  

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

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

1869  Folies Bergere opens in Paris on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.