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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

1834  Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905  

1839  Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer on this day in history.  

1840  On this day in history alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

1842  Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die on this day in history.  

1842  On this day in history emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist  

1844  On this day in history hermann Gradener, composer  

1844  On this day in history charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies  

1846  American General Zachary Taylor's forces win the first major battle of the Mexican War at Palo Alto, TX on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history the first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX  

1846  1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas on this day in history.  

1846  Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor) on this day in history.  

1846  On this day in history giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59  

1847  On this day in history robert Thompson patents rubber tire  

1853  On this day in history charles Lee Williams, composer  

1853  Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

1857  On this day in history frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein  

1858  On this day in history john Brown holds antislavery convention  

1858  John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet) on this day in history.  

1861  Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy on this day in history.  

1862  Valley Campaign Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA on this day in history.  

1862  Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va on this day in history.  

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on this day in history.  

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on this day in history.  

1864  Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff) on this day in history.  

1864  Atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton on this day in history.  

1864  Battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill) on this day in history.  

1864  Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff) on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history james Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56  

1864  On this day in history atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton  

1866  Australian Rules Football is created and I still do not understand the game, sorry all you Aussie's on this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history english-US treaty ends Alabama dispute  

1873  On this day in history henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)  

1873  John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

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

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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 this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies