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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Thursday, 23 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 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 May - 02 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 May - 02 ludwig August Lebrun, composer  

1754  On May - 02 vicente Martin y Soler, composer  

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  On this day in history john Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)  

1780  William Herschel discovers first binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris on May - 02.  

1780  William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris on this day in history.  

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

1808  Uprising against French occupation begins in Madrid on this day in history.  

1810  Hans Christian Lumbye, composer on this day in history.  

1810  On this day in history rev. Dr. Henry Jerome de Salis, divine (b.1740)  

1816  On May - 02 marriage of Léopold of Saxe-Coburg and Charlotte Augusta.  

1817  Zikmund Michal Kolesovsky, composer on May - 02.  

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  On this day in history goethe visits Ettersberg (Buchenwald)  

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

1833  Czar Nicolas bans public sale of serfs on May - 02.  

1835  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1843  Carl Michael Ziehrer, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1845  Domingo Sarmiento publishes "Civilización y Barbarie" on May - 02.  

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  On this day in history birth of rené II, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1508)  

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

1660  On this day in history 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 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 this day in history death of athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria (b. 298)  

0649  Maruta of Tagrit, theology/1st mafriaan Jakobitische church, dies on this day in history.  

0756  On this day in history death of emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701)  

0907  On May - 02 death of boris I of Bulgaria  

1230  On May - 02 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 May - 02.