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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

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

1836  On May - 08 bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905  

1839  On May - 08 francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer  

1840  On May - 08 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

1842  On this day in history 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  On this day in history charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies  

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

1846  The first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX on May - 08.  

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1846  1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1853  Charles Lee Williams, composer on May - 08.  

1853  Joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67 on May - 08.  

1857  Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein on this day in history.  

1858  On May - 08 john Brown holds antislavery convention  

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

1861  On this day in history richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy  

1862  On this day in history valley Campaign Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA  

1862  On this day in history valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va  

1863  On May - 08 confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia  

1863  On May - 08 confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia  

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

1864  Atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton on May - 08.  

1864  On this day in history battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)  

1864  On May - 08 actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)  

1864  James Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56 on May - 08.  

1864  On May - 08 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  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 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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 Rålamb, 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 this day in history.  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on this day in history.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

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 this day in history.  

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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