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Historical Events Happened In May - 02

Friday, 25 July 2014

1846  On this day in history zygmunt Noskowski, composer  

1847  Sabbath famine on this day in history.  

1849  David H Chasse, baron/gen (fought Napoleon at Waterloo), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

1853  On this day in history franconi's Hippodrome opens (NYC)  

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

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

1857  On this day in history frederic Cliffe, composer  

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  South defeats North in Battle of Chancellorsville, Va on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history giacomo Meyerbeer, composer, dies at 72  

1865  On this day in history president Johnson offers $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis  

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

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

1869  Tyrone Power Sr, London England, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band) on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history uS stops minting 20¢ coin  

1878  On this day in history uS stops minting 20 cent coin  

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  Francois de Vries, Dutch economist on this day in history.  

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  "Good Housekeeping" magazine is 1st published on this day in history.  

1886  On this day in history gottfried Benn, writer  

1887  G Rossini's corpse transfered to Santa Croce, Florence on this day in history.  

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  Abyssinian emperor Menelik II/Italy signs Treaty of Wichale on this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history birth of pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti, Palermo Italy, composer (Tigrane)  

1695  Giovanni Niccolo Servandoni, Italian-born architect (d. 1766) was born on this day in history.  

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

0756  Death of Emperor Shōmu, Emperor of Japan (b. 701) on this day in history.  

0907  Death of Boris I of Bulgaria on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.