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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Monday, 21 April 2014

1729  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1740  Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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  On this day in history novalis, writer  

1776  France &Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels on this day in history.  

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

1779  On this day in history john Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)  

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

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

1799  Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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

1810  Hans Christian Lumbye, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1817  On this day in history zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer  

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

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

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

1843  Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer on this day in history.  

1844  Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents on this day in history.  

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

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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  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  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

1660  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  On this day in history death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

0649  On this day in history maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies  

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on this day in history.  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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.