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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 25 April 2014

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

1741  On this day in history france & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg  

1742  On this day in history johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

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

1750  On this day in history elias Mann, composer  

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

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

1773  Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies on this day in history.  

1778  On this day in history johann Gansbacher, composer  

1784  On this day in history only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)  

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 this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1810  James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

1814  Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on this day in history.  

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

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

1819  Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii on this day in history.  

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

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

1823  "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London) on this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47  

1833  Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 on this day in history.  

1834  On this day in history prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium  

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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  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 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 this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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

1473  On this day in history 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  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.