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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 25 May 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 May - 08.  

1840  Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process on May - 08.  

1842  Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die on this day in history.  

1842  Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist on May - 08.  

1844  On May - 08 hermann Gradener, composer  

1844  On May - 08 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.  

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1846  1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas on May - 08.  

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

1846  Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1847  On May - 08 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 May - 08.  

1857  Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein on May - 08.  

1858  John Brown holds antislavery convention on this day in history.  

1858  John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet) on May - 08.  

1861  Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia  

1863  On this day in history confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia  

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

1864  On May - 08 atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton  

1864  On May - 08 battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)  

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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

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  John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66 on May - 08.  

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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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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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 May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on May - 08.  

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 May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.  

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