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Historical Events For May - 08

Friday, 28 July 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  On May - 08 francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer  

1840  Alexander Wolcott patents Photographic Process on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history 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 May - 08.  

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

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

1846  Oscar Hammerstein, Germany, opera/playwright (Kohinoor) on this day in history.  

1846  Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59 on May - 08.  

1847  Robert Thompson patents rubber tire on May - 08.  

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 May - 08.  

1858  On May - 08 john Brown holds antislavery convention  

1858  John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet) on May - 08.  

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

1864  Atlanta Campaign Severe fighting near Dalton on this day in history.  

1864  On May - 08 battle of Antietam VA (Spotslyvania Court House, Laurel Hill)  

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

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  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  Henry Leveson-Gower, cricketer (England capt 1909-10 later official) on this day in history.  

1873  John Stuart Mill, great Empiricist philosopher, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1326  On this day in history 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  On May - 08 birth of peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint  

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

1587  Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (d. 1637) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On this day in history birth of francis Quarles, English poet (Argalus & Parthenia, Emblems)  

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  On this day in history john, [Mercurius], Italian Pope (533-35), dies  

0685  On May - 08 benedict II, Italian Pope (683-85), dies  

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 May - 08 haakon V, King of Norway (1299-1319), dies  

1473  Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (b. 1420) on May - 08.  

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

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

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