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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 23 October 2014

1737  On May - 08 edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire)  

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

1742  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on this day in history.  

1745  Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on this day in history.  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on May - 08.  

1753  On this day in history miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence  

1763  John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on May - 08.  

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

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.  

1784  On May - 08 only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)  

1785  Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on this day in history.  

1786  Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry on this day in history.  

1792  On May - 08 british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA  

1792  On this day in history uS establishes military draft  

1792  British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on May - 08.  

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

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

1803  On this day in history joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

1815  Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on this day in history.  

1818  On this day in history franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78  

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

1821  On this day in history greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.  

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

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

1824  On May - 08 william Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)  

1828  Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901) on this day in history.  

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 this day in history frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903  

1834  On May - 08 prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium  

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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 this day in history.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies