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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 24 October 2014

1737  Edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire) on this day in history.  

1741  On May - 08 france & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg  

1742  On this day in history johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

1745  On May - 08 carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

1750  On this day in history elias Mann, composer  

1753  On May - 08 miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence  

1763  On this day in history john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman  

1773  On this day in history ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies  

1778  On this day in history johann Gansbacher, composer  

1784  Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC) on May - 08.  

1785  On this day in history pietro Longhi, painter, dies  

1786  On this day in history thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry  

1792  On this day in history british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA  

1792  US establishes military draft on this day in history.  

1792  On this day in history british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash  

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

1794  Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined on this day in history.  

1803  On May - 08 joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  On May - 08 jan Bedrich Kittl, composer  

1809  Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78 on May - 08.  

1810  James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on May - 08.  

1814  Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on May - 08.  

1815  Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on May - 08.  

1818  Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1819  Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii on May - 08.  

1821  Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia on May - 08.  

1823  "Home Sweet Home" first sung (London) on this day in history.  

1823  "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London) on May - 08.  

1824  On this day in history william Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)  

1828  Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901) on May - 08.  

1829  Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist on this day in history.  

1829  On May - 08 mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47  

1833  On May - 08 frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903  

1834  Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

1460  On this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies