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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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

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

1742  On this day in history johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

1745  On May - 08 carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

1750  On May - 08 elias Mann, composer  

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

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

1773  Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies on May - 08.  

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  Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on May - 08.  

1786  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

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

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

1794  On May - 08 antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined  

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

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.  

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

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

1814  Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on May - 08.  

1815  On this day in history jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer  

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

1819  On May - 08 kamehameha I, King of Hawaii  

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

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

1828  Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901) on May - 08.  

1829  On May - 08 louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist  

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 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  On May - 08 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  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

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