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Historical Events For May - 08

Friday, 23 June 2017

1737  Edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire) on May - 08.  

1741  France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg on May - 08.  

1742  On May - 08 johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

1745  On this day in history carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on May - 08.  

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

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

1773  On this day in history ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies  

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.  

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

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1785  On May - 08 pietro Longhi, painter, dies  

1786  On May - 08 thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry  

1792  On May - 08 british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA  

1792  US establishes military draft on this day in history.  

1792  On May - 08 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  On this day in history joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.  

1809  On May - 08 augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78  

1810  On May - 08 james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

1814  On May - 08 mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

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  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 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  On this day in history mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47  

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 May - 08.  

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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  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 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  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on May - 08.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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