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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Sunday, 02 August 2015

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 this day in history.  

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

1840  On this day in history alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process  

1842  On this day in history versailles to Paris train catches fire; 50 die  

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 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  On this day in history 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto Texas  

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

1846  Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

1847  On May - 08 robert Thompson patents rubber tire  

1853  Charles Lee Williams, composer on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1858  John Brown holds antislavery convention on May - 08.  

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

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

1862  Valley Campaign Federals repulsed at Battle of McDowell VA on this day in history.  

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

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on this day in history.  

1863  Confederación Granadina becomes Estados Unidos de Colombia on May - 08.  

1864  Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway Bridge VA (Drewry's Bluff) on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1873  Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official) on May - 08.  

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  On May - 08 birth of frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (d. 1536)  

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  Johann Walter, composer was born on this day in history.  

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.  

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

1278  Death of Emperor Duanzong of China (b. 1268) on this day in history.  

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  On May - 08 death of edward Fox, English bishop  

1577  Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, lawyer/President (Raad van State), dies on this day in history.  

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