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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  

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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  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  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

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

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On May - 08 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