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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 09 February 2016

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

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 May - 08 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

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

1842  On May - 08 emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist  

1844  On this day in history hermann Gradener, composer  

1844  On May - 08 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  The first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX on May - 08.  

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

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

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

1847  On May - 08 robert Thompson patents rubber tire  

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

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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1864  On May - 08 atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton  

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

1864  On May - 08 atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton  

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

1871  English-US treaty ends Alabama dispute on May - 08.  

1873  On May - 08 henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)  

1873  On this day in history john Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66  

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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  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

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

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

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

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