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Historical Events For May - 02

Sunday, 23 July 2017

1729  On May - 02 the birth of Catherine The Great  

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

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

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

1752  On May - 02 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 this day in history.  

1776  On this day in history france &Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels  

1776  France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels on May - 02.  

1779  On May - 02 john Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)  

1780  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1817  Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer on this day in history.  

1818  On May - 02 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 May - 02.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1837  On this day in history henry Martyn Robert, parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order)  

1843  Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer on May - 02.  

1844  Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents on May - 02.  

1845  On May - 02 domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie"  

1845  On this day in history 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  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on May - 02.  

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 this day in history.  

1551  On May - 02 birth of william Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)  

1601  On this day in history birth of athanasius Kircher, German Jesuit/inventor (magic lantern)  

1660  On May - 02 birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

1695  On May - 02 birth of giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766)  

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

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

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on May - 02.  

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

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 May - 02.  

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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