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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 30 September 2016

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  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 May - 08.  

1763  John Goldberg, Dutch patriot/statesman on May - 08.  

1773  On this day in history 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.  

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

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

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

1792  US establishes military draft on this day in history.  

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

1794  On May - 08 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  Jan Bedrich Kittl, composer on May - 08.  

1809  Augustin Pajou, French sculptor (Bachante), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1810  On May - 08 james Cooper, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863  

1814  On this day in history mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin, anarchist  

1815  On this day in history jean Delphin Alard, French violinist/composer  

1818  Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer, dies at 78 on May - 08.  

1819  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1823  "Home Sweet Home" 1st sung (London) on May - 08.  

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  Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 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  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes RÃ¥lamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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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  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  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on May - 08.  

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.  

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