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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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 May - 01 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 this day in history.  

1859  Bohuslav Jeremias, composer on May - 01.  

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 May - 01.  

1863  On this day in history battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi  

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

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  Atlanta campaign, Georgia on May - 01.  

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

1864  Wilderness campaign on this day in history.  

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

1866  American Equal Rights Association forms on May - 01.  

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 May - 01.  

1869  On May - 01 a colt is reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH  

1869  On this day in history 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  On this day in history emperor Franz Jozef opens 5th World's Fair in Wien (Vienna)  

1873  On May - 01 the first US postal card issued  

1873  1st US postal card issued on May - 01.  

1873  On May - 01 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 May - 01 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  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  Magnus VI Lagabuter, King of Norway (1263-80) was born on May - 01.  

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  Franciscus Junius, [Francois du Jon], French/Neth calvinist theologist was born on May - 01.  

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

1240  Death of Jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals on May - 01.  

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.