Historical Events For May - 08
Monday, 19 March 2018
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 On May - 08 johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer
1745 On May - 08 carl Philipp Stamitz, composer
1750 On this day in history elias Mann, composer
1753 On May - 08 miguel Hidalgo y Castilla, father of Mexican independence
1763 John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on May - 08.
1773 Ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies on this day in history.
1778 Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.
1784 On May - 08 only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC)
1785 On May - 08 pietro Longhi, painter, dies
1786 Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry on May - 08.
1792 On May - 08 british Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier WA
1792 US establishes military draft on May - 08.
1792 On this day in history british Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash
1794 US Post Office established on this day in history.
1794 On May - 08 antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined
1803 On this day in history joseph Napoleon Ney Moskova, composer
1806 On May - 08 jan Bedrich Kittl, composer
1809 Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78 on May - 08.
1810 On May - 08 james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1814 Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist on May - 08.
1815 Jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer on May - 08.
1818 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 on this day in history.
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 "Home Sweet Home" first sung (London) on this day in history.
1823 On May - 08 "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London)
1824 William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57) on May - 08.
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 this day in history.
1829 On this day in history mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani, composer, dies at 47
1833 On this day in history frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
1834 On May - 08 prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium