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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 20 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  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

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

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

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

1794  US Post Office established on this day in history.  

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

1803  Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer on this day in history.  

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

1809  Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1824  William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57) on this day in history.  

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

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  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  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

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

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