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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 23 November 2014

1737  On this day in history edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire)  

1741  France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg on May - 08.  

1742  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on May - 08.  

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

1750  Elias Mann, composer on May - 08.  

1753  Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence on this day in history.  

1763  John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on this day in history.  

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

1778  On May - 08 johann Gansbacher, composer  

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

1785  Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on May - 08.  

1786  On May - 08 thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry  

1792  British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA on May - 08.  

1792  On May - 08 uS establishes military draft  

1792  British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on this day in history.  

1794  On this day in history uS Post Office established  

1794  On this day in history antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined  

1803  On May - 08 joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on this day in history.  

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

1810  On this day in history james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

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 May - 08 greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.  

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

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

1824  William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57) on May - 08.  

1828  On this day in history jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)  

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

1829  Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

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

1521  On this day in history 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  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.