Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Saturday, 25 April 2015
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 May - 08 elias Mann, composer
1753 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence on this day in history.
1763 On May - 08 john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman
1773 Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies on this day in history.
1778 On May - 08 johann Gansbacher, composer
1784 Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC) on this day in history.
1785 Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on May - 08.
1786 On May - 08 thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry
1792 British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA on this day in history.
1792 On May - 08 uS establishes military draft
1792 On May - 08 british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash
1794 On May - 08 uS Post Office established
1794 On May - 08 antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined
1803 Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer on this day in history.
1806 Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.
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 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 May - 08.
1821 On this day in history greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.
1823 On May - 08 "Home Sweet Home" first sung (London)
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 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 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 on May - 08.
1834 On May - 08 prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium