Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Monday, 31 August 2015
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 Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on this day in history.
1745 On May - 08 carl Philipp Stamitz, composer
1750 Elias Mann, composer on May - 08.
1753 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence on May - 08.
1763 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on this day in history.
1773 Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies on this day in history.
1778 Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.
1784 On May - 08 only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
1785 Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on this day in history.
1786 Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry on May - 08.
1792 On May - 08 british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA
1792 US establishes military draft on this day in history.
1792 British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on this day in history.
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 On May - 08 jan Bedrich Kittl, composer
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 Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on May - 08.
1815 On May - 08 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 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 Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901) on this day in history.
1829 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist on this day in history.
1829 On May - 08 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 this day in history.