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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Saturday, 25 April 2015

1729  The birth of Catherine The Great on May - 02.  

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 May - 02 empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"  

1750  On May - 02 carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè" premieres in Mantua  

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

1752  Ludwig August Lebrun, composer on May - 02.  

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

1768  On this day in history jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist  

1772  On this day in history novalis, writer  

1776  On this day in history france &Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels  

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 this day in history.  

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

1780  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

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

1816  On this day in history marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.  

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

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 May - 02.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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 May - 02.  

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

1845  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

1451  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on May - 02.  

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

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

1601  On this day in history birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

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

1695  On May - 02 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  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  On this day in history death of boris I of Bulgaria  

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

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 May - 02.  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on May - 02.