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Historical Events For May - 08

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

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 this day in history.  

1840  On May - 08 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

1842  Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die on May - 08.  

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  

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

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 May - 08 charles Lee Williams, composer  

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

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

1858  John Brown holds antislavery convention on May - 08.  

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

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

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

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

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

1864  On this day in history 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  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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

1460  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  On this day in history 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 this day in history 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 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 May - 08.  

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

1192  On this day in history death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

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 May - 08 death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

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

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