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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

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

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

1742  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on May - 08.  

1745  Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on this day in history.  

1750  On this day in history elias Mann, composer  

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

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

1773  On May - 08 ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies  

1778  On May - 08 johann Gansbacher, composer  

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 May - 08 british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA  

1792  On May - 08 uS establishes military draft  

1792  On this day in history british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash  

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

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

1803  On this day in history joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

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

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

1810  On this day in history james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

1814  On May - 08 mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

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

1818  Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 on May - 08.  

1819  Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii on this day in history.  

1821  On May - 08 greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.  

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

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 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  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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  On May - 08 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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.