Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Sunday, 14 February 2016
1737 On this day in history edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire)
1741 France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg on May - 08.
1742 On May - 08 johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer
1745 Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on this day in history.
1750 On May - 08 elias Mann, composer
1753 On May - 08 miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence
1763 On May - 08 john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman
1773 On May - 08 ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies
1778 Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.
1784 Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC) on May - 08.
1785 Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on this day in history.
1786 On May - 08 thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry
1792 British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA on May - 08.
1792 On this day in history uS establishes military draft
1792 On this day in history british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash
1794 On May - 08 uS Post Office established
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 Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78 on May - 08.
1810 James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on this day in history.
1814 On this day in history mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist
1815 Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on this day in history.
1818 On May - 08 franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78
1819 On this day in history kamehameha I, King of Hawaii
1821 On this day in history greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.
1823 On May - 08 "Home Sweet Home" first sung (London)
1823 On May - 08 "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)
1824 On this day in history william Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)
1828 On May - 08 jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)
1829 On May - 08 louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist
1829 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.
1833 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 on this day in history.
1834 Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium on this day in history.