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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 14 February 2016

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  On May - 08 elias Mann, composer  

1753  On May - 08 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  Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.  

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

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

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

1792  British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA on May - 08.  

1792  On this day in history uS establishes military draft  

1792  On this day in history british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash  

1794  On May - 08 uS Post Office established  

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

1810  James Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863 on this day in history.  

1814  On this day in history 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  On this day in history kamehameha I, King of Hawaii  

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

1828  On May - 08 jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)  

1829  On May - 08 louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist  

1829  Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47 on this day in history.  

1833  Frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903 on this day in history.  

1834  Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium on this day in history.  

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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  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

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

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

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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

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

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  

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