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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Monday, 30 May 2016

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

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

1839  Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer on May - 08.  

1840  On May - 08 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

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

1842  Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist on this day in history.  

1844  Hermann Gradener, composer on May - 08.  

1844  Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies on this day in history.  

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 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 May - 08.  

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

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

1847  Robert Thompson patents rubber tire on this day in history.  

1853  Charles Lee Williams, composer on this day in history.  

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

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

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 May - 08.  

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

1862  On May - 08 valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va  

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

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

1866  On May - 08 australian Rules Football is created and I still do not understand the game, sorry all you Aussie's  

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  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  On May - 08 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 May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

Famous Deaths In May - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0535  On May - 08 john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  Benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies on May - 08.  

1192  On May - 08 death of duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163)  

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

1319  On May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  On May - 08 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  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on May - 08.  

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