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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 31 October 2014

1737  Edward Gibbon, England, historian (Decline & Fall of Roman Empire) on this day in history.  

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

1742  Johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer on this day in history.  

1745  Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on May - 08.  

1750  On May - 08 elias Mann, composer  

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

1778  Johann Gansbacher, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

1786  Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry on May - 08.  

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

1792  On this day in history uS establishes military draft  

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

1794  On this day in history uS Post Office established  

1794  On this day in history antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined  

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

1806  On this day in history jan Bedrich Kittl, composer  

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

1810  On this day in history james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

1814  On May - 08 mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

1815  Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on this day in history.  

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

1819  Kamehameha I, King of Hawaii on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1824  On this day in history william Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)  

1828  On this day in history jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)  

1829  On this day in history louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist  

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

1833  On May - 08 frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903  

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 this day in history.  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history 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  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

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

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