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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 29 March 2015

1729  On May - 02 the birth of Catherine The Great  

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

1736  Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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

1749  On this day in history 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  Ludwig August Lebrun, composer on this day in history.  

1754  Vicente Martin y Soler, composer on this day in history.  

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

1772  On May - 02 novalis, writer  

1776  France &Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels on May - 02.  

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

1779  John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd) on May - 02.  

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

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

1799  Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1808  On May - 02 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  On this day in history marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)  

1829  On May - 02 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 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  Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents on this day in history.  

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

1845  On May - 02 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  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on this day in history.  

1458  On this day in history 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  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 May - 02.  

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

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  On this day in history death of boris I of Bulgaria  

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  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on May - 02.