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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 31 January 2015

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

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

1742  On May - 08 johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer  

1745  Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on this day in history.  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on May - 08.  

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

1763  On May - 08 john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman  

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

1778  On this day in history johann Gansbacher, composer  

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

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

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

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

1792  On this day in history uS establishes military draft  

1792  On May - 08 british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash  

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

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

1803  On May - 08 joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.  

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

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

1814  Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1821  On this day in history greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.  

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

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

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

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

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  On May - 08 frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903  

1834  On May - 08 prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium  

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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  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

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

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

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

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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