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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Thursday, 28 May 2015

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

1749  Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform" on this day in history.  

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

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  On May - 02 novalis, writer  

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

1776  On this day in history france & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels  

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

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

1780  William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris on May - 02.  

1799  On May - 02 henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58  

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

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

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

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

1817  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

1824  Goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald) on May - 02.  

1829  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

1835  Hudson's Bay Company launches The Beaver, the first steamship on the British Columbia coast on May - 02.  

1837  Henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order) on this day in history.  

1843  On this day in history carl Michael Ziehrer, composer  

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

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  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 this day in history.  

1551  William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales) was born on this day in history.  

1601  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on this day in history.  

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  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on May - 02.  

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

1300  Death of Blanche of Artois, regent of Navarre (b. 1248) on this day in history.  

1450  On May - 02 death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)