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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

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

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

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

1745  Carl Philipp Stamitz, composer on this day in history.  

1750  Elias Mann, composer on this day in history.  

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

1763  On this day in history john Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman  

1773  On this day in history ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies  

1778  On this day in history johann Gansbacher, composer  

1784  Only known deaths by hailstones in US (Winnsborough SC) on this day in history.  

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

1786  Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry on this day in history.  

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

1792  On this day in history uS establishes military draft  

1792  British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on this day in history.  

1794  On this day in history 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  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history 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 this day in history mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

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

1818  On this day in history franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78  

1819  On this day in history kamehameha I, King of Hawaii  

1821  Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia on this day in history.  

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

1823  "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London) on this day in history.  

1824  William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57) on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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  John, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies on this day in history.  

0685  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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  On this day in history 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  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.