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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Friday, 22 May 2015

1852  On May - 01 calamity [Martha] Jane [Burke], frontier adventurer/indian fighter  

1853  Argentina adopts it's constitution on May - 01.  

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  On May - 01 anthony Johnson Showalter, composer  

1859  Bohuslav Jeremias, composer on this day in history.  

1861  On May - 01 lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry  

1862  On May - 01 union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans  

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

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

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

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  Edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29 on May - 01.  

1864  On May - 01 atlanta campaign, Georgia  

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

1864  On May - 01 wilderness campaign  

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  Howard University chartered on May - 01.  

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

1869  A colt is reported killed by a meteorite near New Concord OH on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history folies Bergere opens in Paris  

1870  Francisco Solano Lopez, fieldmarshal/president of Paraguay on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1873  On this day in history the first US postal card issued  

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

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  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 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  John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257) was born on May - 01.  

1218  Rudolph I of Germany, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1291) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history 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  Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080) on May - 01.  

1171  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history hugues de Lannoy, Flemish viceroy of Holland/Zealand, dies