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Historical Events For May - 01

Friday, 23 June 2017

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  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 May - 01.  

1862  Union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans on May - 01.  

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

1863  Battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi on this day in history.  

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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 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  Atlanta campaign, Georgia on May - 01.  

1864  On this day in history battle at Alexandria LA (Red River Campaign)  

1864  Wilderness campaign on May - 01.  

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

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  On May - 01 howard University chartered  

1869  "Folies-Bergère" opens in Paris France on May - 01.  

1869  A colt is reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH on May - 01.  

1869  Folies Bergere opens in Paris on May - 01.  

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

1872  On May - 01 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  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 this day in history vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39  

1875  On May - 01 238 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  Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291) was born on May - 01.  

1238  Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80) was born on this day in history.  

1285  Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, English politician (d. 1326) was born on this day in history.  

1493  On May - 01 birth of phillippus Paracelsus, Switzerland, physician/alchemist (or 11/10)  

1545  On May - 01 birth of franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist  

1567  Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, Dutch royal painter was born on this day in history.  

1577  Francois van Kinschot, Dutch treasurer was born on this day in history.  

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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  Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080) on this day in history.  

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

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  Death of Albrecht I van Habsburg, German King (1298-1308), murdered on this day in history.  

1447  Louis VII, Duke of Baveria (1413-43), dies on May - 01.  

1456  On this day in history hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies  

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