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Historical Events For May - 08

Monday, 27 March 2017

1834  On this day in history charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle  

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 this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies  

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 this day in history.  

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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 May - 08 charles Lee Williams, composer  

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

1857  Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor/husband of Alida Klein on this day in history.  

1858  John Brown holds antislavery convention on this day in history.  

1858  John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet) on this day in history.  

1861  Richmond VA, is named the capital of the Confederacy on May - 08.  

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 May - 08 actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff)  

1864  On this day in history atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton  

1864  On May - 08 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 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 this day in history.  

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

1873  On May - 08 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  Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536) was born on May - 08.  

1492  On May - 08 birth of andreas Alciatus, [Giovanni Andrea-Alciato], Italian lawyer  

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

1527  Johann Walter, composer was born on May - 08.  

1587  On this day in history 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.  

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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  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

1192  Death of Duke Ottokar IV of Styria (b. 1163) on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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