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Historical Events Happened In May - 01

Monday, 21 April 2014

1852  Calamity [Martha] Jane [Burke], frontier adventurer/indian fighter on this day in history.  

1853  On this day in history argentina adopts it's constitution  

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 this day in history.  

1859  Bohuslav Jeremias, composer on this day in history.  

1861  On this day in history lee orders Confederate troops under T J Jackson to Harper's Ferry  

1862  On this day in history union captain David Farragut conquers New Orleans  

1863  Battle of Chancellorsville VA (29,000 injured or died) on this day in history.  

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

1863  On this day in history confederate "National Flag" replaces "Stars &Bars"  

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  On this day in history edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29  

1864  On this day in history atlanta campaign, Georgia  

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 this day in history american Equal Rights Association forms  

1867  Reconstruction of South begins, black voter registration on this day in history.  

1867  Howard University chartered on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  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  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  Vilem Blodek, composer, dies at 39 on this day in history.  

1875  On this day in history 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  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  John I, Count of Hainaut (d. 1257) was born on this day in history.  

1218  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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.  

Famous Deaths In May - 01

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0408  On this day in history 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  Dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies on this day in history.  

1240  On this day in history death of jacques de Vitry, Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati and dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals  

1277  Stefanus IV Uros I de Great, King of Serbia (1243-76), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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