Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Wednesday, 01 July 2015
1737 On May - 08 edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire)
1741 France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg on this day in history.
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 May - 08.
1763 On this day in history john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman
1773 On May - 08 ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies
1778 On May - 08 johann Gansbacher, composer
1784 On this day in history only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
1785 Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on May - 08.
1786 On May - 08 thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry
1792 On May - 08 british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA
1792 On May - 08 uS establishes military draft
1792 On this day in history british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash
1794 US Post Office established on May - 08.
1794 On May - 08 antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined
1803 On this day in history joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer
1806 Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on this day in history.
1809 On May - 08 augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78
1810 On this day in history james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1814 On May - 08 mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist
1815 On this day in history jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer
1818 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 on May - 08.
1819 Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii on this day in history.
1821 On May - 08 greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.
1823 "Home Sweet Home" first sung (London) on this day in history.
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 On May - 08 jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)
1829 On May - 08 louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist
1829 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.
1833 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 on this day in history.
1834 On May - 08 prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium