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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Sunday, 26 October 2014

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

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

1749  Empress Maria Theresa signs "Haugwitzschen State reform" on May - 02.  

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  On this day in history ludwig August Lebrun, composer  

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 May - 02 novalis, writer  

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  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  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  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  On this day in history zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer  

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 May - 02.  

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  On this day in history carl Michael Ziehrer, composer  

1844  On this day in history elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents  

1845  Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie" on this day in history.  

1845  On May - 02 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  On May - 02 birth of yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424)  

1451  René II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508) was born on this day in history.  

1458  Leonor of Viseu, queen of Portugal (d. 1525) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on May - 02.  

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  On this day in history death of toeransa, sultan of Egypt, murdered  

1300  On May - 02 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.