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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Monday, 24 November 2014

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

1752  On this day in history ludwig August Lebrun, composer  

1754  Vicente Martin y Soler, composer on this day in history.  

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

1772  Novalis, writer on this day in history.  

1776  France &Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels on May - 02.  

1776  France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels on this day in history.  

1779  John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd) on May - 02.  

1780  On May - 02 william Herschel discovers first binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris  

1780  On May - 02 william Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris  

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

1808  On May - 02 uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid  

1810  Hans Christian Lumbye, composer on May - 02.  

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

1816  Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta on this day in history.  

1817  On May - 02 zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer  

1818  On this day in history 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  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 May - 02.  

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  Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer on this day in history.  

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

1845  Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie" on May - 02.  

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

1845  On this day in history august Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

1551  On May - 02 birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

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 May - 02.  

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.  

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