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Historical Events Happened In May - 08

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

1834  Charles Darwin's expedition returns to the Beagle on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1842  On this day in history emil C Hansen, Danish physiologist  

1844  Hermann Gradener, composer on this day in history.  

1844  On this day in history charles XIV Johan, [Jean B Bernadotte], King of Sweden/Norway, dies  

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  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 this day in history.  

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

1847  Robert Thompson patents rubber tire on this day in history.  

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

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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1864  Battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill) on this day in history.  

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

1864  On this day in history james Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56  

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

1866  On this day in history australian Rules Football is created and I still do not understand the game, sorry all you Aussie's  

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  Joanna I of Auvergne, queen of France (d. 1360) was born on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1521  On this day in history birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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 this day in history.  

1622  On this day in history 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 this day in history haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on this day in history.  

1538  Death of Edward Fox, English bishop on this day in history.  

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