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Historical Events For May - 01

Tuesday, 21 February 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  On this day in history william Walker, conqueror of Nicaragua, surrenders to US Navy  

1858  Anthony Johnson Showalter, composer on May - 01.  

1859  Bohuslav Jeremias, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history battle of Chancellorsville VA (29,000 injured or died)  

1863  On May - 01 battle of Port Gibson, Mississippi  

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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 May - 01.  

1863  On this day in history battle of Chancellorsville, VA (29,000 injured or died)  

1863  On May - 01 edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29  

1864  Atlanta campaign, Georgia on May - 01.  

1864  Battle at Alexandria LA (Red River Campaign) on this day in history.  

1864  Wilderness campaign on this day in history.  

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

1866  On May - 01 american Equal Rights Association forms  

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

1867  On May - 01 howard University chartered  

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

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

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

1870  On May - 01 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  On May - 01 the first US postal card issued  

1873  On this day in history 1st US postal card issued  

1873  On May - 01 david Livingstone, British physician/explorer (Africa), dies at 60  

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 this day in history.  

1881  On May - 01 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  On May - 01 birth of rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291)  

1238  On this day in history 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  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.  

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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  Dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies on May - 01.  

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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