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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 01 May 2016

1729  On this day in history the birth of Catherine The Great  

1729  Catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96) on May - 02.  

1736  Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71 on May - 02.  

1740  Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society on May - 02.  

1749  Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform" on May - 02.  

1750  On this day in history carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè" premieres in Mantua  

1750  On this day in history carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè," premieres in Mantua  

1752  On May - 02 ludwig August Lebrun, composer  

1754  On May - 02 vicente Martin y Soler, composer  

1768  Jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist on this day in history.  

1772  Novalis, writer on May - 02.  

1776  On May - 02 france &Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels  

1776  On this day in history france & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels  

1779  John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd) on this day in history.  

1780  William Herschel discovers first binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris on this day in history.  

1780  On this day in history william Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris  

1799  On this day in history henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58  

1808  Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid on this day in history.  

1810  On May - 02 hans Christian Lumbye, composer  

1810  Rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (b.1740) on May - 02.  

1816  On this day in history marriage of LĂ©opold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.  

1817  Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer on this day in history.  

1818  On May - 02 herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55  

1821  Abram Sanders Piatt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1908 on this day in history.  

1824  Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald) on this day in history.  

1829  After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia on this day in history.  

1833  Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs on this day in history.  

1835  Hudson's Bay Company launches The Beaver, the first steamship on the British Columbia coast on May - 02.  

1837  On this day in history henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)  

1843  Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer on May - 02.  

1844  Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents on May - 02.  

1845  On May - 02 domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie"  

1845  On this day in history domingo Sarmiento publishes "CivilizaciĂłn y Barbarie"  

1845  August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48 on May - 02.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1360  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on May - 02.  

1451  On this day in history birth of renĂ© II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on this day in history.  

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on May - 02.  

1601  On May - 02 birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on this day in history.  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on May - 02.  

1702  On May - 02 birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on May - 02.  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on this day in history.  

0756  On May - 02 death of emperor ShĹŤmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on this day in history.  

1250  On this day in history death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on this day in history.  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on this day in history.  

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