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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 20 September 2014

1729  On May - 02 the birth of Catherine The Great  

1729  Catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96) on this day in history.  

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

1740  On May - 02 elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society  

1749  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

1752  On this day in history ludwig August Lebrun, composer  

1754  On this day in history vicente Martin y Soler, composer  

1768  On May - 02 jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist  

1772  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

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

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

1810  Hans Christian Lumbye, composer on May - 02.  

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

1816  On May - 02 marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.  

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

1818  Herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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

1824  On this day in history goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)  

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 May - 02.  

1835  Hudson's Bay Company launches The Beaver, the first steamship on the British Columbia coast on this day in history.  

1837  On May - 02 henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)  

1843  On May - 02 carl Michael Ziehrer, composer  

1844  On May - 02 elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents  

1845  Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie" on this day in history.  

1845  Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie" on this day in history.  

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  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on this day in history.  

1458  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on May - 02.  

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

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on May - 02.  

1660  On this day in history birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 02.  

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on May - 02.  

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

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

1250  On May - 02 death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On this day in history death of blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248)  

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