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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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

1836  Bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905 on May - 08.  

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  Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist on May - 08.  

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 May - 08 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 this day in history 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas  

1846  On May - 08 oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)  

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

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  On this day in history frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein  

1858  On May - 08 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  Valley Campaign Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA on this day in history.  

1862  Valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va on May - 08.  

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on this day in history.  

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

1864  On this day in history actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff)  

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

1864  Battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill) on this day in history.  

1864  On this day in history 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  Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton on this day in history.  

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  Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official) on this day in history.  

1873  John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on May - 08.  

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  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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