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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 20 October 2014

1834  On May - 08 charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle  

1836  Bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905 on this day in history.  

1839  On May - 08 francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer  

1840  On May - 08 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

1842  On May - 08 versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die  

1842  On May - 08 emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist  

1844  On this day in history hermann Gradener, composer  

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  On May - 08 the first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX  

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

1846  Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor) on May - 08.  

1846  Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59 on May - 08.  

1847  On this day in history robert Thompson patents rubber tire  

1853  On May - 08 charles Lee Williams, composer  

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

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 May - 08.  

1861  On this day in history richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy  

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

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

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

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  Atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton on May - 08.  

1864  Battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill) on May - 08.  

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  Australian Rules Football is created and I still do not understand the game, sorry all you Aussie's on this day in history.  

1871  On May - 08 english-US treaty ends Alabama dispute  

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 May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On this day in history birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

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

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.