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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 26 August 2016

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  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  Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence on May - 08.  

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

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

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

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

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1785  On May - 08 pietro Longhi, painter, dies  

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

1792  British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA on this day in history.  

1792  On May - 08 uS establishes military draft  

1792  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1803  On May - 08 joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.  

1809  On May - 08 augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78  

1810  On May - 08 james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

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

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 this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)  

1824  On May - 08 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  Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on May - 08.  

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 this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On May - 08 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  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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

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