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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 08 December 2016

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

1741  France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg on this day in history.  

1742  On May - 08 johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

1745  On this day in history carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on this day in history.  

1753  Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence on May - 08.  

1763  John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on May - 08.  

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

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.  

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

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1785  Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash  

1794  US Post Office established on this day in history.  

1794  Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined on May - 08.  

1803  Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer on May - 08.  

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.  

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

1810  James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on May - 08.  

1814  On May - 08 mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

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  On May - 08 kamehameha I, King of Hawaii  

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

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  On May - 08 frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903  

1834  Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium on May - 08.  

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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 this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

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 May - 08 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  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

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