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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Tuesday, 27 September 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  On this day in history francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer  

1840  Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process on May - 08.  

1842  On this day in history versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die  

1842  On this day in history 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  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1853  Charles Lee Williams, composer on May - 08.  

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

1857  On May - 08 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  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 May - 08 valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va  

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on May - 08.  

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

1864  Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff) on May - 08.  

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

1864  On this day in history battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)  

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

1864  On May - 08 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 this day in history australian Rules Football is created and I still do not understand the game, sorry all you Aussie's  

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

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 May - 08.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 birth of victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637)  

1592  On May - 08 birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

1622  On May - 08 birth of claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698)  

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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 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 this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

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

1538  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  On this day in history viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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