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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 18 December 2014

1737  On this day in history edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire)  

1741  France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg on this day in history.  

1742  On May - 08 johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

1745  Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on this day in history.  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on May - 08.  

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

1763  On this day in history john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman  

1773  Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies on this day in history.  

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

1784  On May - 08 only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)  

1785  On May - 08 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  British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on May - 08.  

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

1794  On this day in history 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  James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on May - 08.  

1814  Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on this day in history.  

1815  On this day in history jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer  

1818  Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1819  Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii on this day in history.  

1821  Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia on this day in history.  

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

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

1824  William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57) on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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 this day in history.  

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  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies