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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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

1741  On May - 08 france & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg  

1742  On May - 08 johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

1745  Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on May - 08.  

1750  On May - 08 elias Mann, composer  

1753  On May - 08 miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence  

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

1773  On May - 08 ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies  

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

1784  Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC) on May - 08.  

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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  On May - 08 british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA  

1792  On May - 08 uS establishes military draft  

1792  On this day in history british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash  

1794  US Post Office established on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1814  On May - 08 mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

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  Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia on May - 08.  

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

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

1824  William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57) on this day in history.  

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

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

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

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

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 this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

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

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