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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 26 May 2016

1737  Edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire) on May - 08.  

1741  On this day in history france & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg  

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 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  On this day in history johann Gansbacher, composer  

1784  On May - 08 only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)  

1785  On this day in history pietro Longhi, painter, dies  

1786  On May - 08 thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry  

1792  On this day in history british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA  

1792  US establishes military draft on May - 08.  

1792  British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on this day in history.  

1794  On May - 08 uS Post Office established  

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

1803  On May - 08 joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

1815  Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on May - 08.  

1818  On this day in history franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78  

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

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 this day in history.  

1823  "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London) on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1829  Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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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  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  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

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

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

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

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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

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