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Historical Events For May - 02

Friday, 24 February 2017

1729  On May - 02 the birth of Catherine The Great  

1729  On May - 02 catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96)  

1736  On this day in history albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71  

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

1749  On May - 02 empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform"  

1750  On this day in history 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  Ludwig August Lebrun, composer on this day in history.  

1754  On May - 02 vicente Martin y Soler, composer  

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

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1772  Novalis, writer on May - 02.  

1776  On May - 02 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 this day in history.  

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

1780  William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris on this day in history.  

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

1816  Marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta on May - 02.  

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  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  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 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 May - 02.  

1843  On this day in history carl Michael Ziehrer, composer  

1844  On this day in history 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 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  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on May - 02.  

1458  On May - 02 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  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 this day in history.  

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.  

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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 this day in history.  

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 May - 02 death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

1250  On this day in history death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

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

1450  On this day in history death of william de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396)  

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