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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Wednesday, 08 July 2015

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

1853  Argentina adopts it's constitution on this day in history.  

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

1857  On May - 01 william Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy  

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

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 May - 01.  

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

1863  On May - 01 battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi  

1863  On May - 01 confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars &Bars"  

1863  Confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers on May - 01.  

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  Wilderness campaign on May - 01.  

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

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

1867  On May - 01 reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration  

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 May - 01.  

1869  On May - 01 folies Bergere opens in Paris  

1870  On this day in history francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay  

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 May - 01.  

1873  The first US postal card issued on May - 01.  

1873  On May - 01 1st US postal card issued  

1873  David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60 on May - 01.  

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

1875  238 members of "Whiskey Ring" accused of anti-US activities on May - 01.  

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 May - 01 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 May - 01.  

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

1285  On May - 01 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  On this day in history birth of franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist  

1567  On May - 01 birth of michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter  

1577  On May - 01 birth of francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer  

Famous Deaths In May - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0408  On May - 01 death of arcadius, Eastern Roman emperor (b. 337/338)  

1118  On May - 01 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  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 May - 01 louis VII, Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies  

1456  On May - 01 hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies