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Historical Events For May - 02

Friday, 26 May 2017

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

1729  On this day in history catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96)  

1736  Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71 on May - 02.  

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

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

1776  On May - 02 france & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels  

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

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

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

1799  Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58 on May - 02.  

1808  Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid on May - 02.  

1810  On this day in history hans Christian Lumbye, composer  

1810  On May - 02 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 this day in history zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer  

1818  On May - 02 herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55  

1821  On May - 02 abram Sanders Piatt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1908  

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

1829  After anchoring nearby, Captain Charles Fremantle of the HMS Challenger, declares the Swan River Colony in Australia on this day in history.  

1833  On May - 02 czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs  

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

1837  On May - 02 henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)  

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

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

1845  August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48 on this day in history.  

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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  On this day in history birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

1458  On May - 02 birth of leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525)  

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

1601  On May - 02 birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

1660  Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane) was born on May - 02.  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on May - 02.  

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 May - 02 death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

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

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

0907  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  On May - 02 death of william de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197)  

1250  On May - 02 death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On May - 02 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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