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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

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

1729  Catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96) on this day in history.  

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

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  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  On this day in history ludwig August Lebrun, composer  

1754  On this day in history vicente Martin y Soler, composer  

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

1772  On this day in history novalis, writer  

1776  On this day in history 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  William Herschel discovers first binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris on this day in history.  

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

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

1844  On this day in history elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents  

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

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  On this day in history birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

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 this day in history.  

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

1601  Athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

0756  On this day in history death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  On this day in history death of boris I of Bulgaria  

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

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on this day in history.