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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Saturday, 22 November 2014

1834  Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle on May - 08.  

1836  Bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905 on this day in history.  

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

1840  Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process on May - 08.  

1842  On May - 08 versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die  

1842  Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist on this day in history.  

1844  Hermann Gradener, composer on this day in history.  

1844  Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies on May - 08.  

1846  American General Zachary Taylor's forces win the first major battle of the Mexican War at Palo Alto, TX on May - 08.  

1846  On May - 08 the first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX  

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

1846  On this day in history oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)  

1846  On May - 08 giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59  

1847  Robert Thompson patents rubber tire on May - 08.  

1853  Charles Lee Williams, composer on this day in history.  

1853  On May - 08 joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67  

1857  On May - 08 frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein  

1858  On May - 08 john Brown holds antislavery convention  

1858  John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet) on May - 08.  

1861  On May - 08 richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy  

1862  On May - 08 valley Campaign Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA  

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

1863  On this day in history confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia  

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on May - 08.  

1864  Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff) on May - 08.  

1864  On May - 08 atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton  

1864  Battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill) on May - 08.  

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

1864  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1871  English-US treaty ends Alabama dispute on this day in history.  

1873  Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official) on May - 08.  

1873  John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66 on May - 08.  

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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 May - 08.  

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

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

1587  On May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

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

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

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

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.