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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 29 March 2015

1834  On May - 08 charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle  

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  On May - 08 alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1846  The first major battle of Méxican War fought at Palo Alto TX on May - 08.  

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

1846  On May - 08 oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)  

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

1847  On May - 08 robert Thompson patents rubber tire  

1853  On this day in history charles Lee Williams, composer  

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  On May - 08 john Brown holds antislavery convention  

1858  On May - 08 john Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)  

1861  On this day in history richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy  

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

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

1863  On this day in history confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia  

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  James Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56 on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1871  On this day in history english-US treaty ends Alabama dispute  

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

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 May - 08.  

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

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on May - 08.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

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

1278  On May - 08 death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  On this day in history 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  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