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Historical Events For May - 02

Thursday, 08 December 2016

1729  The birth of Catherine The Great on this day in history.  

1729  On this day in history catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96)  

1736  Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society  

1749  On this day in history empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"  

1750  Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè" premieres in Mantua on May - 02.  

1750  Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè," premieres in Mantua on this day in history.  

1752  Ludwig August Lebrun, composer on May - 02.  

1754  On May - 02 vicente Martin y Soler, composer  

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

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1772  On this day in history novalis, writer  

1776  On this day in history 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 May - 02.  

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

1780  William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris on this day in history.  

1799  Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58 on May - 02.  

1808  On this day in history uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid  

1810  On this day in history hans Christian Lumbye, composer  

1810  Rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (b.1740) on this day in history.  

1816  Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta on May - 02.  

1817  On May - 02 zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer  

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

1821  On May - 02 abram Sanders Piatt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1908  

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  On this day in history hudson's Bay Company launches The Beaver, the first steamship on the British Columbia coast.  

1837  Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order) on May - 02.  

1843  On this day in history carl Michael Ziehrer, composer  

1844  On this day in history elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents  

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

1845  On May - 02 domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización 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  On this day in history birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

1451  On May - 02 birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  On this day in history birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

1551  On this day in history birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

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

1660  On May - 02 birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

1695  On this day in history birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

1702  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on May - 02.  

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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  On May - 02 maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

0756  On this day in history death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on May - 02.  

1230  On this day in history death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

1250  Death of Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered on May - 02.  

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on May - 02.  

1450  On this day in history death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)  

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