Historical Events Happened In May - 08
Friday, 24 October 2014
1834 On May - 08 charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle
1836 On May - 08 bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905
1839 Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer on May - 08.
1840 Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process on May - 08.
1842 Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die on May - 08.
1842 On this day in history emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist
1844 Hermann Gradener, composer on this day in history.
1844 Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies on this day in history.
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.
1846 On May - 08 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas
1846 Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor) on May - 08.
1846 Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1847 On May - 08 robert Thompson patents rubber tire
1853 Charles Lee Williams, composer on May - 08.
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 May - 08.
1862 On May - 08 valley Campaign Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA
1862 On May - 08 valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va
1863 Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on May - 08.
1863 On May - 08 confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia
1864 On May - 08 actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff)
1864 On May - 08 atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton
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 May - 08.
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 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 this day in history.
1873 On May - 08 henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)
1873 On May - 08 john Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66