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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 22 September 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 this day in history.  

1745  On this day in history carl Philipp Stamitz, composer  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on this day in history.  

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

1763  John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on this day in history.  

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

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.  

1784  On May - 08 only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)  

1785  Pietro Longhi, painter, dies on this day in history.  

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

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

1792  On May - 08 uS establishes military draft  

1792  British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on May - 08.  

1794  On May - 08 uS Post Office established  

1794  Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined on this day in history.  

1803  On this day in history joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer  

1806  On this day in history jan Bedrich Kittl, composer  

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

1810  James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on May - 08.  

1814  Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on May - 08.  

1815  Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on May - 08.  

1818  On May - 08 franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78  

1819  On May - 08 kamehameha I, King of Hawaii  

1821  On May - 08 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  Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on May - 08.  

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

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 May - 08.  

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

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

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08 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 this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.