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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 28 March 2015

1737  On this day in history edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire)  

1741  On May - 08 france & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg  

1742  On this day in history johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

1745  On this day in history carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

1750  On this day in history elias Mann, composer  

1753  On May - 08 miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence  

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

1773  On this day in history ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies  

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

1784  Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC) on this day in history.  

1785  Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on May - 08.  

1786  On this day in history thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry  

1792  British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA on this day in history.  

1792  US establishes military draft on this day in history.  

1792  On May - 08 british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash  

1794  On this day in history uS Post Office established  

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

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

1806  On this day in history jan Bedrich Kittl, composer  

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  Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on May - 08.  

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

1818  On this day in history 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  "Home Sweet Home" first sung (London) on May - 08.  

1823  On May - 08 "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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1834  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 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  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  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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.