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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Thursday, 30 June 2016

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 May - 08.  

1753  Miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence on this day in history.  

1763  John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on May - 08.  

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

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

1784  Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC) on this day in history.  

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1785  On this day in history pietro Longhi, painter, dies  

1786  Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry on May - 08.  

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

1792  On May - 08 uS establishes military draft  

1792  British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on this day in history.  

1794  On this day in history uS Post Office established  

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

1803  Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer on May - 08.  

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on this day in history.  

1809  Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78 on May - 08.  

1810  James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on May - 08.  

1814  Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on May - 08.  

1815  On May - 08 jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer  

1818  On this day in history franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78  

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  On this day in history "Home Sweet Home" first sung (London)  

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

1824  On May - 08 william Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)  

1828  On May - 08 jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)  

1829  Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist on May - 08.  

1829  Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1833  On this day in history frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903  

1834  Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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