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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Thursday, 21 August 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  Albert Seba, Amsterdam pharmacist, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

1740  On this day in history elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society  

1749  Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform" on this day in history.  

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  Ludwig August Lebrun, composer on this day in history.  

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

1768  On this day in history jean-Louis M Alibert, French dermatologist  

1772  On this day in history novalis, writer  

1776  France &Spain agree to donate arms to American rebels on this day in history.  

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

1799  On this day in history 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  Rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (b.1740) on this day in history.  

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  Herman W Daendels, governor-gen of Guinea (1815-18), dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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  On this day in history carl Michael Ziehrer, composer  

1844  Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents on this day in history.  

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  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  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  Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, German theologian (d. 1782) was born on this day in history.  

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  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 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  Death of Toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered on this day in history.  

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.