Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 30 May 2015
1737 Edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire) on this day in history.
1741 France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg on May - 08.
1742 Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on May - 08.
1745 Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on this day in history.
1750 Elias Mann, composer on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1778 On May - 08 johann Gansbacher, composer
1784 Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC) on May - 08.
1785 On this day in history pietro Longhi, painter, dies
1786 Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry on this day in history.
1792 British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA on May - 08.
1792 On May - 08 uS establishes military draft
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 On May - 08 joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer
1806 Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on this day in history.
1809 On this day in history augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78
1810 On May - 08 james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1814 Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on May - 08.
1815 On May - 08 jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer
1818 On May - 08 franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78
1819 On this day in history kamehameha I, King of Hawaii
1821 On May - 08 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 On May - 08 william Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)
1828 Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901) on May - 08.
1829 On May - 08 louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist
1829 On this day in history mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47
1833 On this day in history frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
1834 On this day in history prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium