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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 28 November 2014

1729  The birth of Catherine The Great on this day in history.  

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  Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found Amer Biblical Society on this day in history.  

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

1752  Ludwig August Lebrun, composer on this day in history.  

1754  On this day in history vicente Martin y Soler, composer  

1768  On May - 02 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  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 May - 02.  

1799  On May - 02 henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58  

1808  Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid on May - 02.  

1810  On this day in history hans Christian Lumbye, composer  

1810  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1821  On May - 02 abram Sanders Piatt, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1908  

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  Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs on this day in history.  

1835  On May - 02 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  Elijah McCoy, black inventor, held over 50 patents on May - 02.  

1845  On this day in history domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie"  

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 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  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  On May - 02 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 this day in history 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  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  On this day in history death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  Death of William de Braose, Lord of Abergavenny (b. 1197) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1450  Death of William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English military leader (b. 1396) on May - 02.