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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Thursday, 07 May 2015

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 May - 01 amsterdam begins transferring drinking water out of the dunes  

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

1858  On May - 01 anthony Johnson Showalter, composer  

1859  On this day in history bohuslav Jeremias, composer  

1861  On May - 01 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 May - 01.  

1863  On May - 01 battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi  

1863  Confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars &Bars" on May - 01.  

1863  On May - 01 confederate congress passed resolution to kill black soldiers  

1863  On May - 01 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 May - 01 atlanta campaign, Georgia  

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  Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration on May - 01.  

1867  Howard University chartered on May - 01.  

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 May - 01 folies Bergere opens in Paris  

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

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

1873  David Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

1874  On May - 01 vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39  

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

1880  Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo) on May - 01.  

1881  Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, France, philosopher/paleontologist on May - 01.  

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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 this day in history.  

1238  On May - 01 birth of magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80)  

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

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 May - 01 death of edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080)  

1171  On May - 01 dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies  

1240  On May - 01 death of jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals  

1277  On May - 01 stefanus IV Uros I de Great, King of Serbia (1243-76), dies  

1308  On May - 01 death of albrecht I van Habsburg, German King (1298-1308), murdered  

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