Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Monday, 22 September 2014
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 this day in history.
1745 On this day in history carl Philipp Stamitz, composer
1750 Elias Mann, composer on this day in history.
1753 Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence on this day in history.
1763 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on this day in history.
1773 On May - 08 ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies
1778 Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.
1784 On May - 08 only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
1785 Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on this day in history.
1786 On May - 08 thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry
1792 On this day in history british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA
1792 On May - 08 uS establishes military draft
1792 British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on May - 08.
1794 On May - 08 uS Post Office established
1794 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined on this day in history.
1803 On this day in history joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer
1806 On this day in history jan Bedrich Kittl, composer
1809 On this day in history 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 May - 08.
1815 Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on May - 08.
1818 On May - 08 franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78
1819 On May - 08 kamehameha I, King of Hawaii
1821 On May - 08 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 Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on May - 08.
1833 Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 on May - 08.
1834 Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium on May - 08.