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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 01 February 2015

1729  On this day in history the birth of Catherine The Great  

1729  Catherine II, the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96) on May - 02.  

1736  On May - 02 albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71  

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  Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè" premieres in Mantua on this day in history.  

1750  Carlo Goldoni's "La Botega di Caffè," premieres in Mantua on this day in history.  

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  Novalis, writer on this day in history.  

1776  On May - 02 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  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 this day in history.  

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

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

1810  On May - 02 hans Christian Lumbye, composer  

1810  On May - 02 rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (b.1740)  

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

1817  On May - 02 zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer  

1818  Herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55 on May - 02.  

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  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 May - 02.  

1843  Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer on May - 02.  

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 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 May - 02.  

1458  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on May - 02.  

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

1695  On this day in history birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

1702  On May - 02 birth of friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782)  

Famous Deaths In May - 02

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0373  Death of Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298) on May - 02.  

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

0756  On May - 02 death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on May - 02.  

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