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Historical Events For May - 08

Thursday, 08 December 2016

1834  Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle on this day in history.  

1836  Bryan Morel Thomas, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1905 on May - 08.  

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

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 May - 08 emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist  

1844  Hermann Gradener, composer on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history the first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX  

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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 May - 08.  

1853  On May - 08 charles Lee Williams, composer  

1853  On May - 08 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  On May - 08 john Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)  

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

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

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  Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff) on this day in history.  

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 May - 08 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  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 this day in history english-US treaty ends Alabama dispute  

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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On this day in history birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

1521  Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint was born on this day in history.  

1527  On May - 08 birth of johann Walter, composer  

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

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)  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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