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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 25 April 2015

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

1741  On this day in history france & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg  

1742  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on May - 08.  

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

1750  On May - 08 elias Mann, composer  

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

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

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

1778  On May - 08 johann Gansbacher, composer  

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

1785  Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on May - 08.  

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

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

1792  On May - 08 uS establishes military draft  

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

1794  On May - 08 uS Post Office established  

1794  On May - 08 antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined  

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

1806  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.  

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

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 this day in history jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer  

1818  Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)  

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 May - 08.  

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

1829  On May - 08 mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47  

1833  Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 on May - 08.  

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on May - 08.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

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

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

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

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

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

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

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

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

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

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