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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 01 October 2014

1737  On May - 08 edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire)  

1741  France & Bavaria sign Covenant of Nymphenburg on this day in history.  

1742  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on May - 08.  

1745  On May - 08 carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on May - 08.  

1753  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.  

1784  On this day in history only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)  

1785  On May - 08 pietro Longhi, painter, dies  

1786  On this day in history thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry  

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

1792  US establishes military draft on May - 08.  

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

1794  US Post Office established on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1809  Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78 on May - 08.  

1810  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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 May - 08.  

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

1829  On this day in history mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47  

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

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

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

1527  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

1473  On May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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