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Historical Events For May - 08

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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  On this day in history alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

1842  Versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die on May - 08.  

1842  Emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist on May - 08.  

1844  On May - 08 hermann Gradener, composer  

1844  Charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies on May - 08.  

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  On this day in history oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor)  

1846  On this day in history giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59  

1847  On this day in history robert Thompson patents rubber tire  

1853  On May - 08 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 this day in history.  

1858  On May - 08 john Brown holds antislavery convention  

1858  On May - 08 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 May - 08 valley Campaign: Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell Va  

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

1863  On this day in history 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 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  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  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  On May - 08 birth of joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360)  

1460  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on May - 08.  

1592  Francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems) was born on this day in history.  

1622  Claes Rålamb, Swedish statesman (d. 1698) was born on this day in history.  

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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  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on May - 08.  

1278  On this day in history death of emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268)  

1319  Haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies on this day in history.  

1473  On this day in history death of john Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420)  

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

1577  On May - 08 viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies  

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