Historical Events In May - 08
Thursday, 24 May 2018
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 this day in history johann Baptist Krumpholtz, composer
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 this day in history.
1773 On May - 08 ali Bey, Egyptian Mameluk head, dies
1778 Johann Gansbacher, composer on May - 08.
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 British Capt George Vancouver sights, names Mt Rainier, Wash on May - 08.
1794 US Post Office established on this day in history.
1794 On May - 08 antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, chemist (identified oxygen), guillotined
1803 On May - 08 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 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 May - 08 kamehameha I, King of Hawaii
1821 Greek War of Independence: The Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia on May - 08.
1823 On May - 08 "Home Sweet Home" first sung (London)
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 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 May - 08.
1833 On May - 08 frank Wheaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
1834 On May - 08 prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium