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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

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1834  Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle on May - 08.  

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  Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process on this day in history.  

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

1842  On May - 08 emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist  

1844  On May - 08 hermann Gradener, composer  

1844  On May - 08 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  The first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX on this day in history.  

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

1846  On this day in history oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)  

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

1847  Robert Thompson patents rubber tire on May - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1858  John Brown holds antislavery convention on May - 08.  

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

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

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 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  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  On this day in history english-US treaty ends Alabama dispute  

1873  Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official) on May - 08.  

1873  On May - 08 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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

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  On this day in history benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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 this day in history 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