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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 23 August 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 this day in history johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

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 this day in history john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman  

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

1778  On this day in history johann Gansbacher, composer  

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

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

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

1792  On this day in history british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA  

1792  US establishes military draft on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined  

1803  Joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer on this day in history.  

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

1809  On this day in history augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78  

1810  On this day in history james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

1814  On this day in history mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

1815  Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1823  On this day in history "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)  

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

1828  Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901) on this day in history.  

1829  On this day in history louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist  

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

1833  Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.