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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Friday, 27 February 2015

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 May - 08.  

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 this day in history emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist  

1844  On May - 08 hermann Gradener, composer  

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 May - 08.  

1846  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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 May - 08.  

1853  Charles Lee Williams, composer on May - 08.  

1853  On May - 08 joannes P Roothaan, 1st Dutch lt col-gen of Jesuits, dies at 67  

1857  On this day in history frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein  

1858  John Brown holds antislavery convention on May - 08.  

1858  On this day in history john Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)  

1861  On May - 08 richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy  

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

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

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

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

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

1864  Atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1864  Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton on May - 08.  

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

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

1873  On this day in history henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official)  

1873  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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

1492  Andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer was born on May - 08.  

1521  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

1527  On this day in history birth of johann Walter, composer  

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)  

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 this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1319  On May - 08 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  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on May - 08.  

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