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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 23 March 2017

1737  Edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire) on this day in history.  

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

1742  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on May - 08.  

1745  On this day in history carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on this day in history.  

1753  On this day in history miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence  

1763  On May - 08 john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman  

1773  On this day in history ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies  

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

1784  On this day in history only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)  

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1785  Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on this day in history.  

1786  Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry on this day in history.  

1792  British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA on this day in history.  

1792  US establishes military draft on May - 08.  

1792  On May - 08 british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash  

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

1794  Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined on May - 08.  

1803  On this day in history joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  On May - 08 jan Bedrich Kittl, composer  

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  On May - 08 mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

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

1818  Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 on May - 08.  

1819  On May - 08 kamehameha I, King of Hawaii  

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 May - 08.  

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

1824  On this day in history william Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)  

1828  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

1833  On May - 08 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  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 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.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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