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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 25 April 2014

1846  On this day in history zygmunt Noskowski, composer  

1847  Sabbath famine on this day in history.  

1849  On this day in history david H Chasse, baron/gen (fought Napoleon at Waterloo), dies at 84  

1853  Franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC) on this day in history.  

1853  On this day in history marie Verstraete, actress (Louise-Frou Frou)  

1855  Theodore Moses Tobani, composer on this day in history.  

1857  Frederic Cliffe, composer on this day in history.  

1857  LC Alfred the Musset, French poet (Lesson caprices Marianne), dies on this day in history.  

1859  Eugene D'Harcourt, composer on this day in history.  

1860  D'Arcy Thompson, zoologist/classicist (On Growth & Form) on this day in history.  

1862  On this day in history marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)  

1863  Stonewall Jackson attacks Chancellorsville VA, wounded by his own men; South defeats North on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history south defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va  

1864  Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1865  President Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis on this day in history.  

1865  Pres Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis on this day in history.  

1866  Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao on this day in history.  

1869  On this day in history tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band)  

1872  On this day in history g G van der Hoeven, Dutch editor-in-chief (NRC)  

1876  Ross Barnes hit first homerun in the National League on this day in history.  

1876  On this day in history ross Barnes hit 1st home run in National League  

1878  US stops minting 20¢ coin on this day in history.  

1878  US stops minting 20 cent coin on this day in history.  

1881  Portage La Prairie Manitoba, Canadian Pacific Railway starts building its prairie section of track; first sod turned for the CPR as a company line; first rail also laid at Fort William on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history francois de Vries, Dutch economist  

1885  On this day in history "Good Housekeeping" magazine is first published  

1885  On this day in history congo Free State established by King Leopold II of Belgium  

1885  On this day in history "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published  

1886  On this day in history gottfried Benn, writer  

1887  On this day in history g Rossini's corpse transfered to Santa Croce, Florence  

1887  Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film on this day in history.  

1887  On this day in history edward Collins, NY, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's)  

1889  On this day in history abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale  

1890  Territory of Oklahoma created on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 02

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1360  Yongle, Emperor of China (d. 1424) was born on this day in history.  

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  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  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  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.