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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 01 September 2014

1834  On this day in history charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle  

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 this day in history 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  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  On this day in history 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  Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1847  On this day in history 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  Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on this day in history.  

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  Atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

1873  On this day in history 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 this day in history birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on this day in history.  

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  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On this day in history birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

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

1319  On this day in history 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 this day in history death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies