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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

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

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

1742  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1773  Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies on this day in history.  

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)  

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1785  On May - 08 pietro Longhi, painter, dies  

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

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

1794  On this day in history antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined  

1803  On May - 08 joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.  

1809  On this day in history augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78  

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

1819  Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii on May - 08.  

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

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

1828  On May - 08 jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)  

1829  On this day in history louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist  

1829  Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on May - 08.  

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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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  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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